3 killed when 18-wheeler collides with bus full of students - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

3 killed when 18-wheeler collides with bus full of students

CALHOUN, MS (NBC) - A parent's worst nightmare came true Tuesday afternoon when a high school bus full of teenagers collided head-on with a tractor-trailer while on a senior trip.

Three adults were killed and at least a dozen students were injured while headed home to Choctaw County, MS. A coach, a teacher and the driver of the 18-wheeler perished in the accident.

Ackerman High School student Zack Hatchett said the students on his bus saw the 18-wheeler run head-on into the other bus.

"Everybody was just in shock. It was like it happened one second, everything was fine, and the next second it was just like life flashing in front of our eyes," Hatchett said.

The bridge where the accident occurred is only two lanes and is very narrow.

It is not clear why the accident happened.

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