Bus carrying Indiana students involved in fatal crash

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
A bus carrying fifteen students and three adult guides from Indiana was involved in a fatal crash in Tennessee on Thursday.

Photo Courtesy WTHR Channel 13

A bus carrying fifteen students and three adult guides from Indiana was involved in a fatal crash in Tennessee on Thursday.

The group was from Berea Christian Church in Brazil, Indiana according to NBC affiliate WTHR Channel 13. They were participating in a mission trip through Johnson University in Knoxville.

A witness says the bus driver told him the brakes failed on the bus, causing him to crash into a Kia and Chevy S10 in an intersection.

The driver of the Kia died on the scene. Two people in the Chevy were taken to the hospital.

According to NBC affiliate WBIR in Knoxville, the driver of the KIA was not wearing a seat belt. Instead, the woman latched the seat belt to keep the "seat belt reminder alarm" from activating. She was sitting on top of the seat belt and was not restrained.

Seven people, including two teenagers were taken to the hospital.


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