One person is dead and four others are injured as a result of a church bus crash in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to WSOC-TV, the fatal bus crash occurred on I-77 at the West Boulevard exit around 2:15 pm Sunday.
The driver, Scott Gary Lewis, was trying to get over and off the interstate when he rammed the bus into the median fence. This caused the bus to catch on fire. Daisy Withers, 87, was killed in the crash.
Lewis will be charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
It is actually extremely rare for a car to catch fire in a crash. When cars catch fire it is typically from a mechanical issue, in fact only about 3 percent of car fires are caused solely by crashes. Less than 1 percent of crashes will cause a fire.
According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
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