Jefferson County Bus Crash

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.