Multiple Fatalities Reported in Tenn. Bus Crash

By Candice Naranjo

Wed Oct 2nd, 2013 12:32pm America/Los_Angeles

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DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – A spokeswoman for Tennessee’s Safety Department says there are multiple fatalities and injuries in an interstate bus crash between a passenger bus, a tractor-trailer and another vehicle.

Spokeswoman Dalya Qualls said in an email the bus was traveling in northeast Tennessee when it crossed the median and struck the other two vehicles. The tractor-trailer caught fire and the bus overturned.

Qualls does not yet know the number of injured and dead.

The accident has shut down Interstate 40 in Jefferson County.

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