ANGOLA, Ind. – The assistant head coach of the London Silverbacks says one person is dead and 11 people were sent to hospital after a Greyhound bus carrying the Canadian semi-pro team collided with a sport utility vehicle in Indiana Sunday morning.
Jason Kenemy says the injured include team owner Alan Lazar, who was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne in critical but stable condition, and the bus driver. Kenemy says Lazar is expected to be OK.
The crash happened on I-69 about 11:30 a.m. when the southbound SUV blew a tire, crossed the median and collided head-on with the northbound bus and burst into flames, killing the SUV’s driver.
Kenemy says the team members suffered relatively minor injuries, and five team members have been released from hospital.
He says there’s no word on when the team will be able to continue its journey home to Ontario, and they are waiting for another bus.
The Angola Fire department had said 14 people were hospitalized and that the team was the Mustangs but Kenemy says the bus had a Mustangs logo on it.