Greyhound bus, car collide on I-65, Blamed for later wreck - WKRN News 2

Greyhound bus, car collide on I-65, Blamed for later wreck

Posted: Updated: Nov 18, 2010 10:25 AM CST
The backup of the Greyhound accident may have caused a pileup at the White House exit a short time later. The backup of the Greyhound accident may have caused a pileup at the White House exit a short time later.

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. – One wreck led to another on Interstate 65 in Robertson County Thursday morning, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

At about 5 a.m., a Greyhound bus collided with a 1993 Toyota Camry near mile marker 107.

Authorities told News 2 the Camry, driven by Jose Lorenzo, was stopped in the right lane of I-65 South.

The bus rear ended the Camry, causing the car to come to a rest in the median.

Katie Taylor, the driver of the bus, claimed the car's taillights were not visible.

Lorenzo, 64, and his passenger, 52-year-old Martina Ramos, were taken to Skyline Medical Center with minor injuries.

There were 41 passengers on the bus at the time.  One suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The bus was en route to Dallas from Cincinnati, Ohio and planned to stop in Nashville.  One lane of I-65 South was blocked due to the collision.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the backup likely caused a pileup in White House, at exit 108, shortly after 6 a.m.

Wayne Scruggs told troopers he slowed his semi-truck to second gear due to traffic congestion when he felt a jolt at the rear of his rig.

He got out of his truck to see a Volvo station wagon and two pickup trucks crumpled behind him.

State troopers on the scene said the driver of the Volvo had stopped behind the semi and the driver of a Ford pickup truck was slowing behind her when a GMC pickup rear-ended the Ford.

The collision sent the Ford pickup truck into the Volvo and the Volvo into the big rig.

The driver of the Volvo, 45-year-old Rhonda Burysek, was injured and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The driver of the Ford pickup, Eric Shetters, 24, of Portland, and the driver of the GMC pickup, David Herrell, 40, of Cross Plains were also injured and taken to a local hospital.

Scruggs, 55, was not injured in the crash.

Charges weren't immediately filed in either wreck.

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