Bus carrying Indiana high school team overturns

The Griffith High School bus on its roof on I-65 Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Jonathan Miano/ The Times)

DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana high school basketball coach has been airlifted to a hospital after a bus carrying 26 players and staff overturned on an interstate.

School officials said Saturday the Griffith High School boys basketball team was traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette when the rollover occurred on Interstate 65 near DeMotte.

Superintendent Peter Morikis says “several of our players and coaches were injured.” He says everyone on the bus was taken to one of three local hospitals.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Alan Jamerson told The Post-Tribune earlier Saturday there were no serious injuries.

Morikis says freshman coach David Garrett was taken to a hospital in Kankakee, Illinois. He was later airlifted to University of Chicago Hospital. Morikis didn’t describe his injuries.

Saturday’s game has been postponed.

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