A charter bus driver was injured and cited early this morning after he lost
control of his bus, possibly after falling asleep at the wheel, the Indiana
State Police said.
According to police, at 1:22 a.m. Dwane Jackson, 41, of Chicago--driving for
North American Charter Lines of Bolingbrook, Ill.--was northbound on I-65,
nearly two miles south of the Lowell exit, when he left the Interstate to
the left. His 1999 Prevost bus--which at the time was carrying no
passengers--rolled onto its passenger side and Jackson had to be extricated,
Jackson was transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with
non-life threatening injuries to his shoulder and head.
Jackson advised police that he was “driving in the right lane and then woke
up in a ditch and that he probably fell asleep.”
Jackson was issued a citation for failure to retain his previous seven-day
log and for unsafe lane movement, police said.
The northbound left lane was closed in this area for over two hours.