Police: 5 Hurt In Indiana Church Bus Crash; Driver Arrested

(GARY) – Authorities say an 82-year-old church bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated after five people were injured when a bus returning from a Chicago Bulls game went off the road in northwestern Indiana.

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Indiana State Police say the bus carrying nearly 50 people went onto an embankment late Monday along the Indiana Toll Road and passengers were tossed from seats. Police say a 49-year-old man and four children ages 10-14 were taken to hospitals for injuries including head and neck pain.
Police say driver Wilton B. Carr of Gary was arrested. A state police spokeswoman said she didn’t have information on whether he has a lawyer.
Police say the bus is owned by Gary’s Jesus Saves Missionary Baptist Church and was returning to Gary from the United Center.