More Than 20 Injured In I-65 School Bus Rollover

Posted at 8:57 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 15:17:18-05

A Chester County school bus full of children has overturned on Interstate 65 leaving several injured.

The incident happened around 10:45 a.m. Friday in the northbound lanes of the interstate near Exit 90 for Briley Parkway.

Those with the Nashville Fire Department confirmed more than twenty on board the bus were injured in the rollover crash. At least two of those injured were deemed critical but stable. Further details had not yet been released.

The children on scene who were uninjured could be seen forming a prayer circle as authorities investigated nearby. Reports stated those children were taken to a safe place at the East Precinct of the Metro Nashville Police Department following the crash.

According to those with the fire department, nine ambulances were brought to the scene to help the injured students.

Those at Vanderbilt University Medical Center confirmed they had received 15 patients, with 13 taken to the children's emergency department in stable condition and two taken to the adult emergency department in critical but stable condition.

Nine students were taken to Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center. Those there confirmed all of their patients had non-life threatening injuries.



It appeared the students were wearing matching Beta Club shirts and were part of the Tennessee Senior Beta Club Convention scheduled for Friday through Sunday at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention was also set to be held in the same location Sunday through Tuesday.

The off-ramp was blocked to northbound traffic. Southbound drivers were not affected.

Crews estimated the roadway would be cleared by 11:45 a.m.