Bus rams tractor-trailer on Interstate 20 in northeastern Louisiana; six killed, nine injured

Monday, October 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TALLULAH, La. (AP) _ A church bus from Texas crashed into a tractor-trailer Monday on Interstate 20. Emergency workers said six people died and nine were injured.

State police spokesman Lt. William Davis said it appeared that the tractor-trailer had stalled and was pulled over on the shoulder of the road when it was struck.

At least 15 people, including the driver, were on the bus. Davis and ambulance workers both said six of those on board died. The bus driver survived.

Investigators say the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

The bus was from the First Baptist Church of Eldorado, Texas. A woman who answered the phone at the church Monday afternoon confirmed that the bus was from the church but would not give her name or any details.