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
In this image released by WVLT -TV, authorities work at the scene of the accident in Jefferson County, Tennessee, Tennessee.   (AP Photo/ WVLT -TV)
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(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. (Read more Tennessee stories.)

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