At least three dead in Tennessee crash between school buses: reports

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 5:30 PM

(Reuters) - At least three people died and several were injured in a crash on Tuesday in Knoxville, Tennessee, involving two school buses, according to local media reports.

The crash happened on Asheville Highway at 2:50 p.m., a Knoxville Police representative said, but she could not confirm other details.

Local media, including the Knoxville News Sentinel, have said that three people died, citing local officials.

Amanda Johnson, a spokeswoman for Knox County Schools, said that the buses served Chilhowee Intermediate School and Sunnyview Primary School in the eastern Tennessee city.

Twenty children were brought to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, all with non-life threatening injuries, said spokeswoman Erica Estep.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago and Steve Bittenbender in Louisville, Kentucky; Editing by Sandra Maler)