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A church bus overturned after it blew a (Credit: AP)

A church bus overturned after it blew a tire and crossed the median on a Tennessee interstate, crashing into a tractor-trailer and an SUV and killing at least 8 near Dandridge, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2013)

Church bus struck truck, overturned in Tennessee

At least eight people are dead after a church bus crashed into an SUV and a tractor-trailer in eastern Tennessee on Wednesday, killing occupants in each vehicle, officials said.

Emergency workers responded to a crash involving a
(Credit: AP)

Emergency workers responded to a crash involving a passenger bus and a tractor-trailer near Dandridge, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2013)

A church bus overturned after it blew a
(Credit: AP)

A church bus overturned after it blew a tire and crossed the median on a Tennessee interstate, crashing into a tractor-trailer and an SUV and killing at least 8 near Dandridge, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2013)

The bus was traveling in northeast Tennessee when
(Credit: AP)

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. (Oct. 2, 2013)

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Officials said 18 people were on the bus
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Officials said 18 people were on the bus and six of them were killed. One person among the three in the SUV was killed and the tractor-trailer driver also died. The accident shut down Interstate 40 in Jefferson County. (Oct. 2, 2013)

Fourteen others were injured, with two in critical
(Credit: AP)

Fourteen others were injured, with two in critical condition. The bus was carrying members of the Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C., about 140 miles east of the crash site. (Oct. 2, 2013)

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