No injuries were suffered by Weber State University students on two charter buses involved in a six-car accident Thursday night on Interstate 15 in Centerville.
Members of WSU Greek life on their way to Salt Lake City for a haunted house event were on the buses involved in the accident according to Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Greg Hollingsworth. A red Pontiac lost control on I-15 southbound, hitting the right barrier and then going across traffic, hitting the left median. The two charter buses then hit each other trying to avoid the Pontiac.
The Pontiac caused a blue Saturn to spin out of control also trying to avoid it, and the Saturn hit a tractor-trailer.
No one on the buses was injured. Hollingsworth said that a man and a woman in the Pontiac were both transported to Intermountain Medical Center-Murray, each with a fractured femur. The driver of the Saturn was also taken to Intermountain Medical Center-Murray with minor injuries.
Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash occurred just before 8 p.m. near mile post 319 in Centerville.
According to The Signpost photographer Jamii Freston, who was on one of the buses, members of Delta Chi Nu, Pi Theta Xi, Tau Psi Beta, Phi Gamma Lambda, Zeta Gamma Eta and Psi Phi Psi from Weber State were on their way to Salt Lake City to visit the Nightmare on 13th Haunted House when the accident occurred.
Freston said that the first bus braked hard to avoid hitting the Pontiac. The bus behind them tried to brake and veer out of the way but ended up crashing into the back corner of the first bus.
Hollingsworth said that one of the buses suffered enough damage that it will need to be towed.Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the correct names of sororities and fraternities involved.