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Investigation into Nashville school bus crash still ongoing

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Dozens of students from Chester County were injured when their bus crashed on I-65 in Nashville last week. (WSMV) Dozens of students from Chester County were injured when their bus crashed on I-65 in Nashville last week. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The deadly school bus crash in Chattanooga may delay answers about a rollover school bus crash that happened in Nashville last week.

It could be several more days before investigators determine what caused a bus driver to lose control on Interstate 65, just north of downtown Nashville.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said they expected to have the inspection of the bus completed by Tuesday. Now, it could be several more days until that's finished.

It's unclear if the crash was caused by an operator error or a mechanical issue. Christina Mathis, 28, lost control while exiting a ramp off I-65.

Resources with THP have been sent to Chattanooga to help with the investigation there.

Officials with THP say this could affect how long it takes to finish the inspection process in Nashville.

Channel 4 has obtained 911 calls from the day the Nashville crash happened, both from witnesses and people who were on the bus at the time.

"All I saw was the bus took a really sharp curve and hit one of the sides, the concrete side and flipped over on the other side," said one caller.

"We have a bus flipped over on Briley Parkway ... it's spewing oil," said another caller.

Mathis has not been charged in connection with the crash.

Two students who were injured in the crash are still being treated at a local hospital.

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