3 dead, 10 injured in Missouri church van crash


BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) - Three teenagers from Kansas are dead and 10 other people
are hurt after a church van heading for an outing crashed in southwestern
Missouri.

The wreck happened around 10:40 a.m. Friday near Bolivar. Missouri State
Highway Patrol Sgt. John Lueckenhoff says those killed were a 16-year-old boy
from Olathe, a 14-year-old girl from Louisburg and a 17-year-old girl from
Stillwell. Their names were not released.

All 10 of the injured were taken to hospitals in Bolivar and Springfield,
about 30 miles south. Three are in serious condition.

The van was from Faith Chapel Assembly of God in Overland Park, Kansas, a
suburb of Kansas City. Lueckenhoff says he doesn't know specifically where the
group was going.

The van ran off the road, struck a tree and overturned. The cause of the
accident remains under investigation.

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