Carrollton bus crash
(Carrollton, Ky.) - One of the nation’s most horrific drunk driving crashes will be re-enacted this weekend.
Twenty-seven people died in the Carrollton bus crash on Interstate 71 in May of 1988. Most of the remaining 67 passengers were seriously injured or burned as the bust burst into flames after a head-on collision with drunk driver Larry Mahoney, who was travelling the wrong way on the interstate.
A documentary about the crash titled “Impact” will film a reenactment of the crash on Saturday in Carroll County. The documentary has been in production for about a year by crash survivor Harold Dennis.
WAVE-TV in Louisville reports that people with personal ties to the crash will play roles in the re-enactment. Dennis said the son of the bus driver who died in the crash will play the role of his father.
Also, the brother of one of the chaperones aboard the bus will play his part.
The documentary’s producers hope to premiere the film next year on the crash’s 25th anniversary. A permanent memorial sign remains at the site of the crash on I-71.