A charter bus carrying the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League rolled over on I-74 as they were en route to Illinois for this weekend’s games against the Peoria Rivermen.
According to the Rivermen, there were 24 members of the organization on board, from players to coaches to staff, and all were brought to a local hospital for examination.
All 24 were transported to the hospital, an Illinois State Police spokesman said. Two had to be extricated from the vehicle and were transported immediately to the hospital, while the others followed later in another bus. Morton Fire Chief Joe Kelley said his firefighters had to cut out holes in the top of the bus to remove the two. The rest were able to get out on their own.
According to Andy Kravetz, three people are in serious condition with the rest dealing with minor injuries.
The Cottonmouths released a statement on Thursday afternoon:
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