8 Killed in Church Van Accident

10 others in vehicle injured, 2 of them critically
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2015 6:03 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A church van returning from a trip to Fort Myers, Fla., crashed in Glades County this morning around 12:30am, killing eight people. The van was apparently traveling on State Road 78 when it ran a stop sign at Highway 27, crossed all four lanes of the highway and a concrete median, then hit a steep ditch on the shoulder with water in it. The other 10 passengers were injured, CNN reports; all of those in the van were adults except a 4-year-old, who is in stable condition. The driver was among those killed, and two of the injured are in critical condition. An investigation is underway, USA Today reports.

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