Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured

One person was killed when a church bus carrying almost 40 people was involved in a crash with other vehicles just outside Atlanta, officials said.

Fire officials told FOX 5 one person is dead, another critical, and 38 injured in total.

In this image made from video by WSB-TV Atlanta, authorities render assistance to injured people on an overturned church bus, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Atlanta. The Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, wr.

The bus, carrying student missionaries of a church, crashed around 3:30 p.m. local time along Camp Creek Parkway of the city, multiple news outlets cited police sources as saying. Of those, four were in critical condition, three in fair and one was listed in stable condition.

Madison County Commissioner Phil Vandiver's wife and son were on the bus.

Reporters on scene said people were loaded onto stretchers and one person was trapped in the bus. Forty-people people were on the bus when the accident occurred, the TV station reported.

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A church bus carrying high school students and adults has crashed in the Atlanta area, leaving several people injured. The girl who died was not a student in the district, he said.

The church posted the following message on Facebook, "PRAY!"

Prayer warriors, please be in prayer for the Mount Zion Baptist Church team (11th - 12th graders) headed to the airport in Atlanta to go to Botswana.

Police are on the scene of a crash involving a church bus and a vehicle in south Fulton County, Georgia. "He was rather shook", he said of his son. "Couldn't get much information, but him and his mama were fine", Vandiver said.

She says the National Transportation Safety Board is handling the investigation moving forward.

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