4 dead in North Carolina crash involving bus carrying football team

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
(image courtesy WSOC)
image courtesy WSOC

RICHMOND COUNTY, North Carolina -- Four people were killed and 42 injured after a bus carrying a football team hit an overpass bridge in North Carolina on Highway 74 in Richmond County 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, N.C., 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.