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Church group van rollover on I-20

UPDATE: Sources tell our sister station KSLA in Shreveport that the church group was from Mount Sariah Baptist Church in Cotton Valley, Webster Parish, LA. KSLA cannot confirm the dead male is from that church, however. It seems that more than one church was on this trip.


SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - One teenager has been killed in a rollover wreck on Interstate 20 in Smith County.

 

Officials on the scene tells us a Louisiana church group was traveling east on I-20 when their van lost a tire and then flipped. Several passengers were ejected. One of them , a male teenager, was killed. The roof of the van ripped apart when the van flipped. The Winona Fire Department helped at the scene and said the male who was killed was not wearing a seat belt.

We're told the van was part of a church caravan who was in Tyler visiting a water park.

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