Team bus overturns in Indiana, coach airlifted to hospital

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A Griffith High School bus overturned while transporting students to a game Saturday morning on Interstate 65, Indiana State Police said. (Jim Karczewski / Post-Tribune)

DEMOTTE, Ind. — Authorities say a driver who spilled a drink on herself sideswiped a bus carrying an Indiana high school boys basketball team, causing it to overturn on an interstate.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas says 23-year-old Dominique T. Small of Terre Haute was southbound on Interstate 65 Saturday when the lid of her drink came off.

Small tried to grab it and lost control of her car, then sideswiped the bus as it traveled in the adjacent southbound lane near DeMotte.

The bus was carrying 27 Griffith High School players and staff who were traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette when the rollover occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Interstate 65 near DeMotte, authorities said.

One coach was airlifted to University of Chicago Hospital. The other people on the bus were taken to area hospitals.

Wojas says none of the injuries were life-threatening.