NC Church Service Mourns TN Bus Crash Victims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina church gathers for weekly services just days after six members were killed in a fiery bush crash in Tennessee while returning from a gospel festival.

Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville will remember the missing members of its congregation during its regular Sunday service. A Red Cross spokeswoman says memorial and funeral services have not yet been finalized.

The church members killed Wednesday ranged in age from 62 to 95. The church's seniors group was returning from its big annual outing, a three-day festival in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Their bus blew a tire, veered across a highway median and crashed into a sport utility vehicle and tractor-trailer. The 24-year-old SUV driver from Knoxville, Tenn., and the 66-year-old truck driver from New Orleans were also killed.

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