Responders on Greyhound bush crash: 'In general, everything went well'

LIBERTY TWP., Ohio – Firefighters, emergency management personnel, Ohio State patrolmen and representatives from Butler County hospitals attended a meeting to discuss the Sept. 14 crash of a Greyhound bus along northbound Interstate 75.

Overall, those who attended the meeting said response time and coordination went well between each of the agencies involved in rescuing the 52 people on the bus that flipped multiple times.

“I don’t think there were any big surprises,” said Liberty Township Fire Chief Paul Stumpf.

The biggest challenges was communicating between five medical helicopters circling the area  waiting to transport crash victims. It was not until those helicopters landed that they could all communicate with one another directly.

“Obviously, in a rehearsed situation you can do things different,” Stumpf said. “In general, everything went well.”

Dwayne Garrett, the driver of the Greyhound that rolled over near State Route 129 on I-75, was cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control, a misdemeanor on Sept. 26 after investigators said he passed out.

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