At least 24 hospitalized after tractor-trailer, charter bus crash in Virginia

CULPEPER, Va. (WTVD) -- At least 24 people are in the hospital after a tractor-trailer versus charter bus crash in Virginia on Sunday morning.

Virginia State Police say the charter bus collided with a tractor-trailer just outside of Charlottesville when the driver lost control and overturned across the highway. The charter bus, unable to stop, hit the tractor-trailer, splitting it in half.



Police tell ABC-affiliate WHSV Silver Lining Tours bus had a driver and more than 20 passengers on board at the time of the crash.

The 44-year-old tractor-trailer driver was transported to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville for serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

The 62-year-old bus driver was also transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the injuries of those that were on the bus range from serious to minor.

No deaths have been reported.

The National Weather Service had issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area for heavy fog and icy roads before the accident.
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