Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A Louisville man has died has a result of injuries sustained on Thursday, June 20th in a multi-vehicle crash on I-65 involving a Greyhound bus full of passengers.
According to Kentucky State Police, Troopers received a call for service in reference to a three vehicle injury collision that had occurred southbound on Interstate 65 near the 67 mile marker just past 3am this morning.
According to KSP, the preliminary investigation revealed that Charles Cartwright (37) of Louisville, KY was operating a 2008 Toyota SUV northbound in a southbound travel lane of Interstate 65 near the 67 mile marker. Cartwright’s vehicle struck both a 2016 Freightliner commercial vehicle being operated by Jamie Crescencio (34) of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and a 2014 MCI Greyhound bus being operated by Michael Whitefield (38) of Escondido, CA in a “head-on” manner.
Charles Cartwright succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Hart County Coroner’s Office. Michael Whitefield was transported via EMS to TJ Sampson Hospital where he is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries, KSP said. A total of six passengers aboard the bus were transported by EMS to local hospitals where they were treated for minor injuries. Twenty nine additional passengers did not report injury and refused medical treatment while on scene. KSP also reported that Crescencio and a passenger in the semi truck did not report injury.
The interstate was completely shut down until about 2:30pm today. Traffic was detoured at exit 71 at Bonnieville to 31-W to exit 65.
The investigation continues and is being led by Trooper Daniel Priddy. Trooper Priddy was assisted on scene by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County EMS, Hardin County EMS, Barren County EMS, Medical Center EMS, Bonnieville Fire Department, Munfordville Fire Department, and the Hart County Coroner.