Truck driver in Jefferson County fatal church bus crash IDed

Truck driver in Jefferson County fatal church bus crash identified, memorial placed at crash site

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Mose Farmer, 66, was identified as the tractor trailer driver in the deadly church bus crash on I-40. Mose Farmer, 66, was identified as the tractor trailer driver in the deadly church bus crash on I-40.
A roadside memorial consisting of a row of wooden crosses marked with Bible verses now marks the scene of the crash. A roadside memorial consisting of a row of wooden crosses marked with Bible verses now marks the scene of the crash.

DANDRIDGE (WATE) - The driver of the tractor trailer involved in Wednesday's deadly church bus crash on Interstate 40 was identified Friday by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

THP spokesperson Dalya Qualls says Mose Farmer, 66, of New Orleans, La., was driving a 2014 Volvo tractor trailer loaded with paper towels for B.A.H. Express, Calhoun, Ga.

The identities of the other seven victims were released on Thursday.

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon when a bus carrying senior members of Statesville, N.C.-based Front Street Baptist Church blew a tire in the eastbound lanes of I-40 in Jefferson County.

The bus crossed the median, striking the tractor trailer and Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.

Six people on the bus and one person in the SUV were killed in addition to the truck driver.

Fourteen people were injured in the crash. Two are listed in stable condition, four in serious condition, and five in stable condition. One victim from the bus and two victims who were in the SUV were discharged. All of the injured victims were taken to UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

A roadside memorial consisting of a row of wooden crosses marked with Bible verses now marks the scene of the crash.

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