Jefferson County Bus Crash

6:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Update: Deadly Bus Crash Not The Fault Of Drivers Or Equipment

The accident scene on Interstate 40 in Jefferson County, October 2, 2013.
Credit Paul Efird,

After months of investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has concluded an October 2013 bus crash on I-40 East of Knoxville was caused by neither negligence nor driver incompetence.

Eight people were killed on October 2, when a church bus owned by the Front Street Baptist Church of Statesville, N.C. crossed the median and crashed into an SUV and a tractor-trailer.  The driver of the bus and five of his passengers died, as did the driver of the tractor-trailer and a passenger in the SUV.  Fourteen others were injured.

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