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Tragedy Strikes Northwest Indiana High School Basketball Team Bus on Way to State Tournament

A northwest Indiana bus carrying its boys basketball team to its state tournament semifinal reportedly was struck by a driver on Interstate 65, causing the bus to overturn.

All 27 players and staff were taken to area hospitals and the coach of Griffith High School’s team had to airlifted to Christ Advocate Medical Center in Oak Lawn. 

The team members appeared to stand strong amid the tragedy that witnesses described to the media as saying that it was a miracle that anyone survived.  The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. Saturday (March 19, 2016) on I-65.  The bus landed on the side of the roadway with part of its roof smashed in. 

The Griffith High School community is praying for the team, and its players said that they hoped to still play the game against Marion High School that the Indiana High School Athletic Association said has been postponed and will be rescheduled.