8 Die in Fiery Church Bus Crash

A church bus, a tractor-trailer and an SUV collided on a Tennessee highway.
1:22 | 10/03/13

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deadly accident in tennessee, where a church bus collided with a tractor-trailer and an suv. A fiery crash that has killed eight people. Abc's steve osunsami has the story. Reporter: Witnesses say the impact looked and sounded like a fireball that they could see for miles. We do have confirmed fatalities at the scene. Reporter: Eight people lost their lives on this highway east of knoxville. And 12 had to be rushed to area hospitals. Many of them, still being treated this morning. Police say the charter bus carrying a church group of senior citizens was on the way home from a jubilee when the left front fire blew and the bus lost control. It swerved over the median and into traffic on the other side of the highway. First striking a white tahoe. And then slamming into the side of a tractor-trailer that burst into flames. It's the first time I've seen that ever bothered me this bad. And I've seen them all. So, I've cried. I've been here since 2:00 and I've cried. And I'll cry again. Reporter:18 seniors on that bus and 6 are gone. So, is the driver of the tractor-trailer and one of the three people in that suv. The highway was closed for several hours. But this morning, traffic is flowing on interstate 40. For "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. Our thoughts are with all of

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