At Least 4 Dead in North Carolina Bus Crash, Officials Say


Posted on: September 17th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — At least four people are dead and over 40 injured after a bus crash Saturday near Rockingham, North Carolina, according to N.C. State Highway Patrol.

The bus was carrying 46 passengers on board including the Ramah Juco Academy football team from Rock Hill, South Carolina, as well as players from Clinton College, Lt. Jeff Gordon of the State Highway Patrol said. The football team was set to play the University of God’s Chosen Disciples in Fayetteville.

The highway patrol spokesman said a preliminary investigation revealed the front tire of the bus blew and the bus swerved and struck a guard rail.

Injured passengers were taken to four hospitals in the area, according to Lt. Gordon, including Sand Hill Regional Medical Center, First Health-Richmond, First Health-Moore, and Scotland Memorial Hospital.

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