Update: Church Bus Overturns Killing 8 People on I-40 in Jefferson County

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Updated: 10/02/2013 4:55 pm
(WDEF via AP) Authorities say a tire on a church bus blew out and the bus hit a tractor-trailer and sport utility vehicle in northeastern Tennessee, killing eight people.
   
The state Department of Safety and Homeland Security said the chartered bus crossed the median in Jefferson County about 2 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 40. The bus clipped an oncoming SUV and hit the tractor-trailer, which burst into flames. The bus, which was heading eastbound, overturned.
   
The agency said 14 people were hurt.
   
The accident has shut down Interstate 40 in Jefferson County.

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