(AP) - Authorities say the driver of a bus that slammed into the rear of
minivan, killing three people, told investigators he was distracted by ice
under his feet.
The Monroe County
Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Brian Hodges of New Albany told deputies
he was looking down, trying to kick away the ice, before he looked up
Saturday and saw the minivan had stopped for a lane closure on the Indiana
37 Business Route just north of Bloomington.
reports Hodges said he could not avoid the collision and didn’t see signs
warning of the lane restriction.
The crash killed
three occupants of the minivan: 54-year-old Rose Pettus, 30-year-old Shante
Lewis 29-year-old Orlando Lewis Jr., all of Greenwood. At least two other
people were injured in the five-vehicle collision.