Tennessee Highway Patrol and Knoxville Police Department investigators have determined that malfunctioning brakes are to blame for a deadly accident that involved a church bus. Officials report that the GMC bus, which was manufactured in 2001, had issues with its brakes leading up to the accident. Still, police say that it will be several weeks before they can complete their report.
The tragic church bus accident occurred on a recent Thursday afternoon in Knoxville. According to police, the bus driver was the first one to tip them off about the brakes. The driver said that he was unable to stop the bus before it crashed into a pickup truck and a car.