4 dead, several injured in church van crash

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

BLAKELY, GA (WALB) – Four people are dead in Early County after a church van crashed Sunday afternoon on Highway 27.

Troopers say the van was heading south on Highway 27 toward Florida when the right rear tire blew. The van crossed the median and flipped several times, ejecting all 17 passengers.

Four people were killed in the crash. Three people, including the church pastor were dead on the scene. The injured were taken to several local hospitals where one later died.

Troopers say the van is issued to Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance out of Columbus, Georgia. The victims range from young children to adults.

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