Prayer vigil planned for basketball players in bus crash

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Posted: Mar 20, 2016 2:41 PM
Prayer vigil planned for basketball players in bus crash

GRIFFITH, Ind. (AP) — Ministers have organized a prayer vigil for Indiana high school basketball players and coaches injured in a bus crash.

Griffith School District spokeswoman Katy Dowling says the vigil is planned for Sunday afternoon in Central Park in Griffith.

Superintendent Pete Morikis will provide an update on the incident at the service.

A bus carrying 27 members of the Griffith High School boys basketball team and their coaches was headed to a state tournament game Saturday when it was sideswiped by a car and rolled over in a ditch on Interstate 65.

All 20 students were treated and released, as well as three coaches, the team trainer, a ball boy and the driver.

Freshman basketball coach David Garrett was flown to a hospital in south-suburban Chicago with injuries that were not life-threatening.