Bus carrying baseball team drives off highway ramp


ATLANTA, AP

A charter bus carrying a college baseball team from Ohio plunged off a highway ramp early Friday and slammed into the pavement below, killing six people and injuring 29, authorities said.

The bus, carrying the team from Bluffton University, a Mennonite-affiliated school south of Toledo, toppled off a bridge and onto a pickup truck on Interstate 75, a major highway, police spokesman Joe Cobb said.

“It looked to me like a big slab of concrete falling down,” said 57-year-old Danny Lloyd, whose truck was struck by the falling bus. “I didn’t recognize it was a bus. I think when I saw the thing coming, I think I closed my eyes and stepped on the gas.”

The impact broke his windshield, pushed his truck into the concrete and wrecked the front bumper, Lloyd said. He was not injured.