Semi Vs. Tour Bus Crash Leaves One Dead, 35 Injured

One person was killed and at least 35 others were injured when a tour bus collided with a semi on Highway 515 in Gilmer County, Georgia, this morning.

According to early reports, a charter bus headed to a casino in North Carolina crashed into side of the semi at Highway 515 and the intersection of Whitestone Road. The crash happened around 11:15 a.m.

The fatality was on the tour bus, not the semi. The condition of the truck driver is unknown. Between 35 and 40 people were injured, but the severity of their injuries is unknown.

Multiple agencies are on scene as crews work to extract some passengers from the bus.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 515 are shut down.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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