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Victims In Bus Crash Belonged To Tightknit Group

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DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - For months, a tight-knit group of seniors at a North Carolina church had been looking forward to the road trip.

It was a tradition for them to attend the annual Fall Jubilee in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a three-day event featuring gospel singers and speakers.

On the way back to Statesville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, the church bus carrying the members blew a tire, veered across a highway median and crashed into a sport utility vehicle and tractor-trailer in a fiery wreck that killed eight people.

Fourteen other people were hurt in the accident in northeastern Tennessee, including two who were in critical condition.

Front Street Baptist Church members were still waiting for more details. Many said they were worried. None of the victims have been identified.

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