Manual grad Bodine uninjured in University of Maine bus crash

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by Associated Press and WHAS11 editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 12:32 PM

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) -- A bus carrying University of Maine women's basketball players has run off a highway north of Boston, seriously injuring the driver.
 
State police said 22 other people on the bus, including students, had only minor injuries.
 
Police said it's believed the driver had a medical episode. He was taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital.
 
The bus was going southbound on Interstate 95 at about 8:30 p.m. when it crossed onto the northbound side and went into a wooded area near Georgetown, about 30 miles from Boston.
 
The University of Maine said Coach Richard Barron was treated for minor facial cuts and two players and the director of basketball operations were taken to a hospital for observation.
 
The team was en route to play Boston University on Wednesday night.

Louisville native Lauren Bodine was on board the bus when it crashed.

Bodine, who now plays for the team, was not injured in the crash.

Bodine was team captain at Manual High School last year and was named Maine Freshman Rookie of the Week last week after averaging 20 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in two games. Bodine made 11 of 22 3-pointers, tying a school record with seven in a win over Vermont.

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