The driver of a
church bus was arrested Monday on a charge of operating while intoxicated
after crashing the bus on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police
police, at 10:37 p.m. Wilton B. Carr, 82, of Gary, was eastbound in the
right lane of I-80/94--transporting 47 adults and children back to the Jesus
Saves Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, following a trip to the United
Center in Chicago--when he drove off the roadway near the Cline Ave. exit
into the gore area separating the roadway from the exit.
of the bus then hit a graveled dirt embankment, lifting the bus’ front tires
completely off the ground and causing the passengers “to be tossed and
thrown from some of their seats,” police said.
adult and four children aged 10 to 14--were transported to local hospitals
for treatment of leg injuries and head and neck pain, police said.
subsequently found to be impaired and charged with operating while
intoxicated causing bodily injury and OWI with passengers under 18, police
transported to Lake County Jail.