• Oct 3rd 2013 at 11:53AM
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Investigators will need to use dental records to identify some of those killed after a church bus lost control and jumped the median, crashing into an SUV and a tractor-trailer in Eastern Tennessee.

"The crash is so horrific ... it's probably the worst that I have seen in my career ... and I've worked in several, several counties in my 17 years on the job," Sgt. Bill Miller with the Tennessee Highway Patrol told CNN.

The bus was transporting a seniors group called 'Young At Heart' from a religious conference in Gatlinburg, Tenn. While traveling eastbound on Interstate-40 one of the tires malfunctioned. Miller told CNN it isn't clear at this time exactly what caused the bus to skid across a grassy median, hit a SUV and a tractor-trailer then flip onto its side.

Six people on the church bus were killed as well as one in the SUV and the driver of the tractor-trailer. Of the 14 other people involved in the crash, only two have been released from the hospital, according to a CNN report. Two victims are still in critical condition, seven are in serious condition and three are in stable condition. Miller said it's too early to know whether charges will be filed in connection with the wreck.




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      • 1 Year Ago
      At least the one's these people left behind are less grieved than those that made some of the statements here.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too Sad. Just an accident.
      myoung9956
      • 1 Year Ago
      Interesting how so many church buses are involved in crashes, I guess god was busy somewhere else.
        snuggles
        • 1 Year Ago
        @myoung9956
        Sorry to disagree...God does not cause these happenings. The Bible says "time and unforeseen occurrences," cause a lot of things. Don't blame God for what happens. And He has made provisions through his beloved Son, Jesus Christ, that all those sleeping in death will have a resurection. Rev21:3, 4 promises us that soon death will be done a way with. We inherited death and all the other miseries from our first father, Adam. Jesus paid the price to release us from this. And, soon, He will.
          dedndogyrs
          • 1 Year Ago
          @snuggles
          Sorry, but I don't believe bones turn back into people and dig their way out of graves. I don't know what people who believe in this think happens to cremated remains.
      jneal11254
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't see how there could be any charges, with two of the the three drivers deceased. Seems to me it was dumb to even ask.
        our florida
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jneal11254
        The surviving driver is the one who took the bus across the median.
      myadreplies
      • 1 Year Ago
      Their god must be getting tired of their lies, hypocrisy, and double standards finally!!!!!
        rsands2823
        • 1 Year Ago
        @myadreplies
        If that's what "their G-d" thinks of them, imagine what he thinks about you...
        travler809
        • 1 Year Ago
        @myadreplies
        My - hate to tell you this, but there is only ONE God. He is your God, also. Someday you will know the truth.
        sylvabugg2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @myadreplies
        The really sad thing is, their God tells them to forgive people like you.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @myadreplies
        Atleast they will be in a better place
      • 1 Year Ago
      This seems to have been a horrific accident What ahs this got to do with god? Can we show some empathy and save the god argument for a more appropriate time and place.
      microflight5
      • 1 Year Ago
      I AM GUESSING THEY DIDN'T KNOW GOD WAS ON A FISHING TRIP THAT DAY!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @microflight5
        God does not yet intervene in all the affairs of man, the time and unforeseen occurrences that befall us all. The promises of everlasting life and restoration to perfect health are not until his kingdom is in complete control over the earth. Until then, we get sick, we get older, we have accidents and we may suffer. That is what the fall of Adam and Eve did, as they passed on to their progeny sin and imperfection. If we want to experience life as God initially intended, then we need to make ourselves right with God and be part of his future kingdom arrangement. Until then, accidents will happen- they are a result of human imperfections.
        streetotter1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @microflight5
        ..and to those who find the comment crass.., that would be an optomistic viewpoint!!!
      Paula
      • 1 Year Ago
      Some of the posts I read are really sad. This is a tragic story. Lives were lost. And all some of you can do is attack God, religion, hate parents (you need therapy by the way parent hater). Attack God all you want. He is used to it and he can take it. I don't need to defend him. Every knee will bow and every mouth will confess. And if some of you think we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Your posts scare me that human kind is heartless, uncaring, lawless and our country is headed for bad times if our generations do not find God and heed his word. Even if you don't believe God is real, his teachings is of peace, love, respect, don't steal, kill, commit adultery etc. And you tell me why this is bad to believe and live by? I see hate, hell, drugs among other abominations being promoted in some of these posts. Even if you don't believe in God, those are bad traits to have. What did God ever do to you???? He gave us free will. We as humans cause our own problems by not following Gods will. Life is not perfect. God promised to not put more on you than you can handle but the devil does not make that promise... Tragedy should bring people together by compassion. I see there is very little here. I am a christian. I am not perfect. I need forgiveness. I do believe in God. I KNOW he is real. Read your bible. You will see things coming to pass that is written within its pages. Pray. Do it for a couple of weeks. Whats 2 weeks for your soul/ eternity? If you truly seek. You will find.....
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...RIP...message to heavens: we have incoming ......
      bkoster2
      • 1 Year Ago
      it's really sad that a blown tire can cause so much damage and loss of life. Condolences to the victims families, and prayers for the survivors.
      • 1 Year Ago
      for those of you making reference to god and heaven and hell well i hate to break it to you but they don`t exist. you are entitled to your opinion and beliefs therefore i won`t say anything bad about you. i do know this, if there is a hell i hope to end up there since that`s where all my mates will be. think about it, heaven, no booze, ****** or drugs. hell, all the afore-mentioned goodies. which sounds better for eternity, your friends or your granny num num.
      an angel today
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those who post such negative, hateful, cold and heartless comments about any people in such a tragic event are no better than terrorists, child molesters and the lowest form of human beings on the planet. Rest assured, your words will come back to condemn you one day. Such fools aught to find and thank God for the air they breathe and the opportunity allowed them to repent and be saved. God does not feel sorry for you when you check into hel. You will have accomplished that all by yourself. RIP those gone. Peace, love and condolences to those affected by this tragedy.
        xanadutu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @an angel today
        HA HA HA --- According to your wholly bibble dribble - Didn't 'someone' die so EVERYONE could enter the 'gates'?? You are a fn HYPOCRITE of the WORST kind!!!!
          dedndogyrs
          • 1 Year Ago
          @xanadutu
          That's the most irrational part of it; how does someone dying cause everyone to go to Heaven? Do Charles Manson and Heinrich Himmler get to go?
        neesee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @an angel today
        I for one am not thanking god for this horrible event.. I suppose you are immune to injury being the worshipper that you claim to be. Do you think every person kllled there deserved it? Dont't wish me peace and love.......you are awful for condeming all who walk among you.
        alucky1128f8@aol
        • 1 Year Ago
        @an angel today
        Amen !! So true my friend.
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