BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Monroe County Coroner’s office says three suburban Indianapolis residents died in a five-vehicle crash near a construction zone outside Bloomington.
It says the crash Saturday afternoon killed 54-year-old Rose Pettus, 30-year-old Shante Lewis 29-year-old Orlando Lewis Jr., all of Greenwood.
Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says the crash also left a toddler riding in a minivan with the victims injured in good condition and a driver of one of the four other vehicles involved with head injuries.
Swain says a Miller Transportation bus struck the minivan from behind about 1:45 p.m., triggering a collision involving three other vehicles.
Miller Transportation issued a statement saying it was “greatly saddened for the loss of life” and offering “heartfelt condolences and prayers to the families and all those impacted by the accident.”