More than a dozen injuries were reported after a school bus was struck by a semi on U.S. 30 in Warsaw.
The crash happened around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Center Street when the semi driver allegedly ran a red light, hitting the bus which was trying to cross the highway, according to the initial police investigation. The force of the impact caused the bus to tip on its side.
The bus was carrying hockey team members from Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. The team was enroute to a hotel in Warsaw after a game at Culver Academies, according to a coach, as reported by NBC 5 in Chicago.
Nearly two dozen students, two coaches and the bus driver were aboard the school bus. The students range in age from 14 to 17. As many as 16 people were injured. At least 3 injuries were described as critical by Warsaw Police.
Just before the collision occurred, police received calls about a semi traveling in and out of lanes at excessive speeds.
The semi driver, Victor Santos, 58, of Brooklyn, New York, failed a field sobriety test and refused to grant officers a chemical test. He was taken into custody on a 48-hour prosecutorial hold and faces formal charges of driving while intoxicated.
Video of the crash scene courtesy of News Now Warsaw: