Church Bus Crash Kills 1 in Miss., Leaves 27 Hurt

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MERIDIAN, La. (AP) - A coroner says a bus carrying a church youth group from Louisiana to Georgia flipped Sunday in Mississippi, killing one person and injuring 27 others.

The bus, from First Baptist Church in Shreveport, La., overturned three times around 10:20 a.m. on Interstate 20 near Meridian and trapped some people underneath, Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler III said. Teenagers and adults were on board. A group of National Guard soldiers was on the highway at the time and helped rescue the injured.

The wreck was first reported by television station WTOK in Meridian.

One person died at the scene, Cobler said. One person was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, while the other 26 injured were taken to three hospitals in Meridian, the coroner said.

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