One killed, four injured after fire engulfs church bus on North Carolina interstate

One killed, four injured after fire engulfs church bus on North Carolina interstate

Officials say Interstate 77 southbound at the West Boulevard exit in North Carolina was briefly shut down after a fire engulfed a bus.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials said Interstate 77 southbound in Charlotte, North Carolina, was briefly shut down after a fire engulfed a bus.

One person was killed and four others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The incident happened at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol told WSOC that a private bus crashed into a wall when attempting to exit the freeway.

Trooper Ray Pierce told WSOC the deceased victim is an 82-year-old woman. He said one of the four people injured is in serious condition.

Pierce said the bus caught fire after hitting the wall.

WSOC confirmed the bus belongs to Victory Christian Center in Charlotte.