Tennessee Bus-Truck Crash Kills 8, Injures 14

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Posted on 2nd October 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A church bus crashed into a tractor-trailer and SUV Wednesday in Tennessee, killing eight people and injuring 14 others, according to USA Today.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/02/fatal-tennessee-bus-crash/2910431/

The multiple-fatality crash took place at 2 p.m. on Interstate 40 when the bus, from North Carolina, blew one of its tires and crossed a median, the newspaper reported. The accident happened in Jefferson County, about 30 miles from Knoxville.

The deaths included six bus passengers, the truck driver and one of the people in the Chevrolet Tahoe, USA Today reported.

The bus had 18 passengers, members of the Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C. The group was coming back from a fall jubilee in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The bus was traveling east when its left-front tire blew out. The chartered vehicle then traveled into the westbound lanes, hitting the SUV and then crashing into the tractor-trailer, according to USA Today. The truck then caught on fire.