4 dead after bus carrying football team wrecks in NC

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The charter bus was carrying a football team from Rock Hill, SC to Fayetteville (image courtesy WSOC)

Four people are dead and 42 are injured after a bus carrying a football team hit an overpass bridge in North Carolina on Saturday afternoon, WSOC reports.

Highway Patrol officials said the front tire of the bus blew and the bus swerved and hit a guard rail.

The bus was carrying members of the Ramah Juco Academy football team. They were headed from Rock Hill, S.C. to play the University of God's Chosen in Fayetteville, the UGC coach Demetrius Hollingsworth confirms.

The Ramah Juco coach was hurt in the crash.

All passengers hurt in the crash were taken to local hospitals.

Highway Patrol and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office are investigating.
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