Officials work the scene of an overturned Greyhound bus on interstate Interstate 75 in Liberty Township, Ohio.(Photo: Nick Daggy, AP)
(USA TODAY) -- At least 35 people were injured after a Greyhound bus overturned on an interstate in southwestern Ohio.
Officials with the Butler County Emergency Operations Center said in a statement that the bus, carrying 51 people, was headed northbound on Interstate 75 when it overturned about 26 miles north of Cincinnati at about 3:50 a.m. Saturday.
Authorities said 35 people were transported to area hospitals. They said six were taken from the scene by medical helicopters, and 298 others taken to hospitals by ambulance.
Greyhound dispatched an additional bus to transport the uninjured passengers.
The overturned Greyhound bus, which was headed to Detroit and other stops in Michigan, was laying in a cornfield off the right side of the freeway several hundred yards from the road, WHIO Dayton reports.
William Brown was asleep inside the bus when it overturned. He was headed to Detroit to visit his family.
"I never thought that I would be part of an incident that occurred, especially today, just trying to get home to see my family," Brown said to WHIO. "I'm just glad that a lot of people are still alive and OK."