A church van carrying 18 people ran a stop sign on U.S. Highway 27 in Glades County, Fla. before crossing four lanes of traffic and crashing into a canal early Monday. Eight people were killed and 10 were injured in the crash.
Lt. Greg Bueno, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman, told CNN that the van belonged to a church in Fort Pierce, and was heading back from a trip to Fort Myers. While police have not released the name of the church the van is associated with, WPBF has identified the van as belonging to Independent Haitian Assembly of God.
According to the Associated Press, a four-year-old was among the van's passengers and is in stable condition; the driver was reportedly killed in the crash. Bueno also told USA Today that three passengers are currently in serious condition.