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
8 Killed in Church Van Accident
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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. (More car accident stories.)

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