50 vehicles in snowy crashes; at least 19 people hurt

Posted at 11:59 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 23:59:22-05

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- About 50 vehicles including a Greyhound bus have been involved in chain reaction crashes and pileups in snowy conditions on Ohio roadways.

The Lake County sheriff's office says at least 19 people were injured in a Thursday afternoon crash in Painesville.

Bus passenger Greg Carmichael tells Fox 8 News he was heading home to Buffalo, New York. He says about an hour into the ride the weather conditions worsened and a truck hit the bus from behind on Interstate 90, causing a domino effect crash.

He says several people on the bus were seriously injured.

Roads in the area were closed while police investigated.