20 National Guardsmen hurt in NC bus wreck

August 23, 2013 (MOORESVILLE, N.C.)

The crash occurred in Mooresville, which is about 25 miles north of Charlotte. Mooresville city spokeswoman Kim Sellers said 11 people were taken to a local hospital. Sellers said one person was listed in critical condition.

Aerial coverage by local television stations showed one person being strapped onto a stretcher. The coverage also showed soldiers standing next to the overturned bus, unloading duffel bags. Another view captured a woman carrying a small child running up to a soldier and giving the soldier a hug.

Randleman-based Holiday Tours operated the bus. A company spokesman says the bus was one of two carrying soldiers from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the National Guard Armory in Salisbury.

Another company spokesman said the wreck is being investigated and company officials are at the scene.

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