Two people are dead and dozens of others were injured after a tour bus flipped near the DeSoto County and Marshall County line in Mississippi. >> Watch the news report here >> On Fox13Memphis.com: PHOTOS: 2 dead, dozens injured after tour bus crashes on slick Mississippi highway The accident happened Wednesday afternoon as a wintry mix of precipitation was falling in the area. The bus overturned in the area of Highway 69 and Highway 78. There were more than 40 people on board. Investigators told WHBQ in Memphis, Tennessee, that the crash happened at the bottom of the overpass on the highway. They believe the bus hit a patch of ice and flipped. Notably, police said three other wrecks happened in that same area on Wednesday. Two people were killed and dozens of others were injured in the crash. They were identified by officials as Cynthia Hardin and Betty Russell, both residents of Huntsville, Alabama. >> Read more trending news Police said all of the victims were taken to multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist DeSoto, Baptist Collierville, and Methodist. Nineteen people were sent to Baptist DeSoto – three in serious condition and 16 with an unknown extent of their injuries. Seven people were sent to Baptist Collierville. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Also, 18 people were taken to Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch, bringing the total number of injuries to 44. WHBQ spoke with one victim after she was released from the hospital, and she was still in shock. 'I'm watching the bus, like it spinned once, and then the second spin, it started picking up speed,' said Veronica Love. The bus was operated by a company named Teague. It was based out of Huntsville and was on its way to Tunica, Mississippi. The company issued the following statement on Facebook: >> See the post here Love said she has taken the bus ride from Huntsville to Tunica several times before with no issues. 'I don't know what happened honestly and truly,' Love said. 'I don't know what happened.
Normally, I’m not a loss for words. Whether it’s on the radio, on Twitter, or on my blog, I churn out copy at all hours of the day and night. But as I sit here at my dinner table (still clad in my tuxedo) after arriving home from an awards ceremony with hundreds of my reporting colleagues in Washington, I honestly don’t know what to say. So, the best thing to do is let others speak for me. What happened on Wednesday night was the Radio Television Correspondent’s Association – which credentials reporters on Capitol Hill – honored me with a ‘Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress.’ What makes the story more powerful is that it comes after an over two year struggle – still ongoing – which has resulted in me losing my voice. . @JamieDupree is a wonderful example of a principled journalist who triumphs in the face of adversary. https://t.co/nzsIsH7j40 — Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) November 15, 2018 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) – who went to the House floor a year ago to help generate attention for my medical troubles – took the time to come to our annual dinner to present me with the award. “When life said to be quiet, Jamie found a way to speak louder than ever before,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “He is an example for every American faced with overwhelming adversity.” Since being told last week that I was getting this award, I had spent a lot of time thinking about what I was going to say – because I can barely talk. I settled on something simple, and practiced it over and over during my drive to and from work. “I will never, ever give up.” That’s how I feel. And it certainly made an impact. I was there to witness this incredible moment. Was damn near crying like a baby and am still thinking about this. God bless you, @jamiedupree https://t.co/SBcJfN64cI — Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 15, 2018 Hands down, the most moving moment of tonight’s @rtcacaphill Awards was @DanaBashCNN reading on behalf of @jamiedupree. “I will never, ever give up.” pic.twitter.com/xAAEVsF8Qq — Richard Hudock (@richardhudock) November 15, 2018 I asked my long time friend and colleague Dana Bash of CNN to join me on stage to read my remarks for me; Dana was a producer for CNN when we first met back during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Now she is a force on cable news. She was the perfect person to make my voice heard, though Dana was near tears as we stepped to the podium, and so was I. And judging from the reaction after the speech there were a lot of other people with the same feeling. I don’t know what’s wrong with my voice. I don’t know if I will ever be able to speak normally again. But I know what I feel. “I will never, ever give up.”
One pilot was killed and another hurt when a military jet crashed Tuesday at Texas' Laughlin Air Force Base, officials said. >> Read more trending news According to a news release, the Air Force T-38C Talon crashed at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday on the base. One pilot died, while the other was taken to Val Verde Regional Medical Center for treatment. >> See the Facebook post here 28 yr old Capt. John F. Graziano, an instructor pilot with the 87th Flying Training Squadron was killed in the crash according to the Air Force’s Air Education & Training Command. Injured in the accident was Capt. Mark S. Palyok, also an instructor pilot. He was released from Val Verde Regional Medical Center on Nov.14. The incident is under investigation, officials said. Read more here.