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According to Indiana State Police from the Lafayette Post who investigated the crash, Dayna Beck, 33, and Nathan Fields, 30, both of Kentland, were in the southbound white Chevy Tahoe that was clipped by a Mazda Miata driven by Joseph Utley, 70, of Valparaiso.
The contact between the two vehicles sent Utley off the westside of the southbound lanes, but it sent Beck, who was driving the SUV, into the median and into the northbound lanes where it collided with a Greyhound bus on a route from Louisville to Chicago.
Beck and Fields, who was a passenger, died at the scene, police said of the accident that involved about 50 people.
One passenger from the bus was flown by air ambulance to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment, police said.
Other people injured on the bus suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. They were treated at area hospitals.
Passengers who were not injured were taken to the Indiana State Police Post in Lafayette to await transportation.
The bus driver, James Jones, 65, Chicago, was treated at a Lafayette hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Indiana State Police.
Utley, the driver of the Miata, was not injured, according to police.