Peter Linek, 55, Ernest Lee Holmes, 91, killed, 13 bus riders injured, transported to hospital, after a car driven by Mr. Holmes, traveling the wrong way on I-75 near Jasper, collides with a SUV and a Greyhound bus.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:28am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Two drivers died when a 91-year-old man driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 near the Florida-Georgia border late Friday night stuck an SUV and a Greyhound bus.

Two Florida men died and 13 people were sent to local hospitals with minor injuries in a five vehicle crash involving a Greyhound bus on Interstate 75 in Jasper late last night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

An Atlanta-bound Greyhound bus was involved in a fatal, five-vehicle crash near the Florida-Georgia border, a spokeswoman with the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Two drivers died when a 91-year-old man driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 near the Florida-Georgia border late Friday night stuck an SUV and a Greyhound bus.

Troopers said a 91-year-old driver was diving south in the northbound lanes when they ran head-on into the bus and a Ford Expedition at mile marker 449, about 10 miles south of Jasper in Hamilton County.

The car's driver, Ernest Lee Holmes, 91, from High Springs, Florida was killed in the accident, according to the FHP report. Peter Linek, 55, of Ormond Beach, who was driving the SUV also died.

The bus left Orlando about 8:15 p.m. and had made a stop in Gainesville before heading north toward Atlanta. The Florida Highway Patrol was called just before midnight to the scene of the accident.

Troopers said there were 42 passengers on board the bus at the time of the crash and 13 of them sustained injuries.

FHP's Traffic Homicide Investigation unit is investigating the multiple-vehicle crash.

Type: Bus Accident
People Involved: 
Peter Linek
Ernest Lee Holmes
Interstate 75
Jasper, FL

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