Sunday marks 29th anniversary of deadly Carroll County bus crash - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Sunday marks 29th anniversary of deadly Carroll County bus crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been 29 years since one of the worst drunk driving crashes in U.S. history. 

On May 14, 1988, a school bus carrying  67 people was returning to Radcliff from a church youth group field trip to Kings Island.

While they were driving through Carroll County, Larry Mahoney, a drunk driver, was going the wrong way on the interstate and hit the bus head on, causing it to go up in flames.

The crash killed 27 people, mostly children, and injured 34 others.

The crash also changed bus safety regulations. 

Some of those include adding flame retardant seats, emergency windows and exits.  

Manufacturers also began securing fuel tanks to prevent a puncture like the one that happened to the gas tank on the bus. 

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