Church bus crashes, kills at least 4

By Andrew Wittenberg  - bio | email | Twitter

EARLY COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Georgia State Patrol is confirming a church bus, bound for Florida from Columbus, has crashed and at least four people have died in the accident.

Members from the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance Church in Columbus were traveling to Florida when the bus crashed in Early County, Georgia, near the town of Blakely.

A total of 19 passengers were on board, ranging in age from young children to senior citizens.

Four passengers were killed in the accident, others were taken to hospitals in Miller County, Georgia and Early County, Georgia to be treated for injuries.

The accident happened on Highway 27, near the intersection of Cuba Road around 7:00 p.m. Sunday night.

©2010 WTVM. All rights reserved.