LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A passenger vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in Hart County, Kentucky crashed into a charter bus killing one and injuring several others.

The crash happened early Thursday morning on I-65 South between Munfordville and Leitchfield Crossing.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeremiah Hodges says the smaller vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when the crash occurred Thursday morning near Bonnieville.

The driver of the passenger vehicle, identified by KSP as 37-year-old Charles Cartwright of Louisville, died. The bus driver was seriously injured, and eight of 39 passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Passengers from the bus were temporarily taken to the KYTC in Munfordville, but they were picked up by another carrier to resume their trip. 

Rain delayed the investigation and cleanup, but reconstruction units from KSP wrapped up Thursday afternoon. 

All southbound lanes were blocked in Hart County between Bonnieville and Munfordville for more than 11 hours.

Traffic was backed up for five miles from Upton, Kentucky at Exit 76, according to KYTC. 

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