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This image was released by WATE after an interstate crash near Dandridge, Tenn., on Wednesday.

Passenger bus, semi in deadly I-40 crash

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. – A spokeswoman for Tennessee's Safety Department says there are multiple fatalities and injuries in an interstate bus crash between a passenger bus, a tractor-trailer and another vehicle.

Spokeswoman Dalya Qualls said in an email the bus was traveling in northeast Tennessee when it crossed the median and struck the other two vehicles. The tractor-trailer caught fire and the bus overturned.

Qualls does not yet know the number of injured and dead.

The accident has shut down Interstate 40 in Jefferson County.

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