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Police release name of bus driver after crash sends 25 to hospital

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SMITHLAND, KY (KFVS) -

The name of the bus driver involved in a crash in Livingston County, Kentucky has been released.

Police said in a statement on Saturday that the driver was 49-year-old Robin Black of Sturgis, who was treated and released from Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

The crash happened on Smithland Dam Road and U.S. 60. at the 13 mile marker Friday evening as Black was transporting the Union County High School girls' softball team to Smithland where there were to play Livingston Central High School.

Police said the bus ran off the right shoulder, then swerved to the other side of the road and rotated 180 degrees before rolling on to its side. No one suffered life-threatening injuries.

Hospital officials said on Saturday that most patients were released Friday night, but at least one person remained hospitalized.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd said there were 6-8 ambulances and a helicopter on the scene.

In a press conference, KYTC said a total of 25 patients, 21 children and four adults, were taken to area hospitals. One patient was air lifted due to the amount of ambulances immediately available.

Sheriff's deputies say the bus flipped over with about 20 to 30 students on board. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, an estimated 22 students were on board.

US 60 was closed between Smithland and Burna in Livingston County, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Drivers were asked to avoid the area to allow access by emergency personnel.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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