The Latest: Police identify 4 killed in church van crash
FORD, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a church van crash that killed four people and injured eight others (all times local):
Virginia state police have identified four people who were killed when a pickup truck slammed into the back of a church van carrying choir members to a revival.
The van was taking 11 members of Shiloh Baptist Church in Blackstone to a revival at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Ford Tuesday evening.
State police said the four people who died were: 87-year-old James Farley, 36-year-old Wartena Somerville, 72-year-old Delois Williams and 85-year-old Constance Wynn.
State police said the van rolled over several times after it was struck by the pickup truck.
The driver of the truck has been identified as 47-year-old Robert Lee Allen of Norfolk. State police say charges against him are pending.
Seven other passengers of the van remained hospitalized Wednesday. Allen was treated for minor injuries.
Four people have been killed and eight others have been injured in a crash in Virginia involving a church van.
News outlets report the van carrying 11 people was turning into a church parking lot off of U.S. 460 Tuesday night when it was hit by a pickup truck hauling metal. A state police statement says the impact caused the van to flip several times and sent the truck off-road and into a guardrail.
Four of the van’s passengers died at the scene. Its seven other passengers were hospitalized with severe injuries. The truck’s driver was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Authorities didn’t immediately release the identities of those involved. Police say charges are pending. An investigation is ongoing.