Fiery crash closes Highway 49 in Springfield; 11 injured

Tennessee Highway Patrol, THP Generic
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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small bus crashed on Highway 49 in Springfield, closing the road in both directions Wednesday night.

The bus reportedly crashed then caught fire near Wilks Road, closing the highway until at least 11 p.m.

Eleven people were injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known.

Between 20 to 30 people were on board the bus at the time of the crash.