8 Dead in Tennessee Bus Accident

It crossed median on I-40, hit tractor-trailer

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Oct 2, 2013 2:44 PM CDT | Updated Oct 2, 2013 4:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – An accident involving a bus, a tractor-trailer, and an SUV has left eight people dead and 14 more injured near Knoxville, Tennessee, reports AP. Local TV station WLVT says it was a church bus from North Carolina that caused the accident on I-40. The bus crossed the median and hit the other two vehicles before overturning, says a state transportation official. The tractor-trailer then caught fire. CNN says the bus driver lost control when a front tire blew out.

In this image released by WVLT -TV, authorities work at the scene of the accident in Jefferson County, Tennessee, Tennessee.   (AP Photo/ WVLT -TV)
In this aerial photo, emergency workers respond to the scene on I-40 in Tennessee.   (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Paul Efird)
Emergency personnel search the scene.   (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)
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