Elizabethton Twins involved in deadly crash

Team was en route from Fort Myers to Elizabethton to begin season

POSTED: 8:49 AM Jun 18 2013   UPDATED: 5:45 PM Jun 18 2013
Elizabethton Twins bus involved in deadly crash

The Elizabethton Twins baseball team was involved in a deadly crash in Jacksonville, Florida Tuesday morning.

The crash happened on Interstate 295 around 4:30 Tuesday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the bus crashed with a Honda Civic going in the wrong direction. They say the driver of the car was killed.

We contacted the Elizabethton Twins General Manager Mike Maines and he confirms the bus was on its way to Elizabethton.

We're told no one on board the bus was injured. They say the team was transferred to a new bus and is on its way to Elizabethton.

He says the team left Fort Myers, Florida around midnight.

The bus is carrying the entire team and members of the staff.

The Appalachian League is to begin in two days.