According to an article published on October 3 by USA Today, Tennessee officials are having trouble identifying the eight victims from a church bus crash that took place on Interstate 40 in Dandridge, Tennessee around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
USA Today reports that officials are working to identify eight people who were killed when a church bus blew out a tire, crossed over the median, hit at two other vehicles, then overturned. State troopers allegedly told reporters that authorities were having a hard time identifying the victims because of the “horrific” nature of the crash.
The bus reportedly carried 18 members of a church in Statesville, North Carolina. Officials say that six of those passengers were killed in the crash. The other two victims are from the vehicles the bus crashed into when it went out of control. One was the driver of a tractor-trailer, and the other was one of three passengers in an SUV.
There were also 14 other people injured in the crash, and reports indicate that at least two of them were critically injured.
A report from Transportation.org states that an average of 250 a year were killed in median crossover accidents in 2003.
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