Multiple fatalities, bus crash in eastern Tennessee I-40

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    Wonder what kind of bus?
     
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    oh no...
     
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    From the church's website:

    September 30th-October 2nd
    –
    Young At Heart to Gatlinburg
    Young at Heart will leave the church Monday morning at 8:00am to head to
    Gatlinburg. Due to the Jubilee Conference, there will be no OASIS Bible Study on
    Monday, September 30th or Joyful Singers Rehearsal on Tuesday, October 1

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/storage.nm-storage.com/frontstreet/downloads/Sept_29_2013_LINK.pdf

    This appears to have been a seniors ministry.

    http://www.frontstreet.org/content.cfm?id=322
     
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    This happened about 20 minutes down the road from me. In fact, my husband and I just traveled this section of I-40 on Saturday on our way celebrate our 5th anniversary in Gatlinburg. So very sad. My heartfelt prayers go out to all of those involved in this tragic accident.
     
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    I wonder if they know that their audio feed is live on WBIR's live stream, or was. Still waiting for the presser to start.
     
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    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    Apparently the presser on WBIR has been moved back to 6:45.
     
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    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    Presser has begun, but I can barely hear them.
     
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    so sad )-;
     
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    Thank you, if you had not posted I would have missed it all together as I had to refresh the page!
     
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    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    14 taken to UT Med:
    8 critical
    2 serious
    4 stable

    At least 8 dead on the scene...possibly driver...families have not yet been notified


    Believe it was a blow-out on the bus, but will be looking into the bus DOT inspection history, driver's history, the bus braking system, possible other mechanical failures

    I-40 traffic being re-routed for at least 2-3 hours and maybe even all night


    (The raw footage on the WBIR site is horrendous)
    Bus crossed through median barrier, hit SUV, 18-wheeler hit bus


    IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO SUSPECT THEY HAVE A LOVED ONE INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT CAN CALL:

    865-305-5716
     
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    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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  21. Public_Hysteria

    Public_Hysteria Rest in peace, Adrienne

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    Incredibly sad. My thoughts are with all those involved in the accident, as well as their friends and loved ones. Such a tragedy, for all involved. :rose:
     

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