CINCINNATI — A crash involving a Metro bus and a Chevy Malibu in Evanston sent 12 people to local hospitals Saturday, according to Cincinnati Fire officials.
According to a press release from Cincinnati Police, Brandon Keese, 36, driver of the Chevy Malibu, failed to control the car, drifted past the yellow line and crashed into the Metro bus. Keese was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with critical injuries, and remains in critical condition.
The passenger in the Chevy Malibu, 32-year-old Dionysus Bronaugh, sustained serious injuries; she has been treated at UCMC and released. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police said.
According to officials, two children in the Chevy Mailbu have been taken to Children's Hospital with critical injuries, and remain in critical condition. They were also not wearing seatbelts.
Seven passengers on the bus, in addition to the bus driver, were transported to UCMC with minor injuries.
Montgomery Rd update: A total of 10 were transported to local hospitals. We received help from @NorwoodIAFF445 and @TheStBernard FD also. This will remain an active scene for some time while @CincyPD investigates. A press release will be out soon. pic.twitter.com/YzK0F2plhR— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) October 5, 2019
Emergency crews from multiple agencies and Cincinnati police responded to the crash, which authorities said occurred on Blair Avenue and Montgomery Road at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Police said they do not believe excessive speed or impairment had anything to do with the crash.