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8:24 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Bus Carrying Students from Kentucky Wesleyan Crashes in Tennessee

No life-threatening injuries are reported following a bus crash in Tennessee involving students from an Owensboro college. Members of the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers and Chamber Singers were aboard the charter bus that went over a small hill beside a road in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, late Sunday night.

A Chattanooga TV station reports 22 people were taken to hospitals.

A Kentucky Wesleyan College spokeswoman told WKU Public Radio the rest of the group’s week-long tour has been cancelled following the accident. The singers began their tour with stops in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Nashville and Signal Mountain, Tennessee. They were on their way to sing in Atlanta when the bus accident occurred.

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A bus carrying students from Kentucky Wesleyan College has crashed on Signal Mountain in southeastern Tennessee.

WRCB-TV in Chattanooga reported a brake problem caused the charter bus carrying students from the school to run over a small hill beside the road. The station reported the bus went airborne.

There were 40 people aboard, including the driver.

A Hamilton County 911 dispatcher told the Messenger-Inquirer of Owensboro, Ky., 22 people were taken to hospitals after the accident Sunday night. Police said none had life-threatening injuries.

The newspaper reported the students were members of the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers.