Most victims of fiery bus crash identified

People gather outside of Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C. before church services Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. A bus carrying a members of the church home to North Carolina blew a tire, veered across a highway median and crashed into a sport utility vehicle and tractor-trailer Wednesday in a fiery wreck that killed several aboard, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

October 2, 2013 10:00:00 PM PDT
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified seven of the eight people killed in a fiery bus crash on Interstate 40 on Wednesday.

Six of the dead were members of the Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C. They include the bus driver, Randy Morrison, and his wife, Barbara Morrison.

Other victims from the church are Cloyce Matheny, Brenda Smith, Marsha McLelland and John Wright. All are from Statesville except Wright, who is from Mocksville, N.C.

The Highway Patrol says the bus veered across the median and into oncoming traffic after a tire blew out, hitting a sport utility vehicle and a tractor-trailer, which caught fire.

One person in the sport utility vehicle, Trent Roberts of Knoxville, was killed.

The driver of the tractor-trailer also was killed but has not yet been identified.

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