4 dead after bus carrying football team wrecks in N.C.

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (WPVI) -- Four people are dead and 42 are injured after a bus carrying a football team hit an overpass bridge Saturday afternoon on Highway 74 in Richmond County near Rockingham, North Carolina, WSOC reports.

Highway Patrol officials said the front tire of the bus blew and the bus swerved and hit a guard rail.

The bus was carrying members of the Ramah Juco Academy football team. They were headed from Rock Hill, South Carolina, to play the University of God's Chosen in Fayetteville, the UGC coach Demetrius Hollingsworth confirms.

The Ramah Juco coach was hurt in the crash.

All passengers hurt in the crash were taken to local hospitals.

Highway Patrol and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office are investigating.
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