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

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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.

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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)