Families affected by deadly Knoxville bus crash visit Chattanooga

(Courtesy: WATE)
(Courtesy: WATE)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Families impacted by the Chattanooga bus tragedy are getting support from another family in Tennessee who has gone through the same thing.

Both a mother and husband affected by the tragic bus crash in Knoxville two years ago went to Chattanooga hoping to meet some of the families whose children died.

It will be the two-year anniversary of the Knoxville crash this Dec. 2.

The investigation of that crash revealed the bus driver was texting and attempted to avoid hitting a vehicle and veered into the other lane and hit another bus head on.

(Courtesy: WATE)
(Courtesy: WATE)

On Wednesday, Jeffrey Riddle Sr., whose wife Kimberly died, and Sharon Glasper, whose 9-year-old daughter Seraya died, visited the Chattanooga crash site.

They know what these families who lost children are going through.

“This accident here basically reopened wounds,” Riddle said.

“It took me back to day one. I remember it as it were yesterday. When I saw it I couldn’t breathe,” Glasper added.

Riddle and Glasper also went to one of the victim’s homes on Wednesday just to give them a hug and let them know they are here if they them.

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