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New Orleans man identified as driver in I-40 crash

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The bus and truck from the I-40 crash. (Oct. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina) The bus and truck from the I-40 crash. (Oct. 3, 2013/FOX Carolina)
NASHVILLE, TN (AP/FOX Carolina) -

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a New Orleans man driving a tractor trailer died in Wednesday's fatal bus crash on Interstate 40 in northeastern Tennessee.

Officers on Friday identified the man as 66-year-old Mose Farmer, who was operating a 2014 Volvo Tractor Trailer loaded with paper towels and headed for B.A.H. Express out of Calhoun, GA.

Farmer's vehicle was struck by a bus was carrying a group of seniors from a Statesville, N.C., church back home from a trip to a three-day festival in Gatlinburg, TN, featuring gospel singers and speakers.

The collision left the bus on its side next to the tractor-trailer, the wreckage extending across two lanes of traffic and partly into the median.

Cloyce Matheny, Brenda Smith, Marsha McLelland and John Wright from Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, NC, were also killed in the accident, along with the bus driver, Randy Morrison, and his wife, Barbara Morrison, troopers said. 

The driver of the SUV involved in the wreck, Trent Roberts, of Knoxville, was also killed in the accident. The accident left 14 others injured.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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