NEW INFO: Multiple Injuries After Church Van Crash

Kinston Police say two children that were inside a church van around 4:15 pm Saturday when it overturned are in stable condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Police say there were 12 occupants in the van at the time of the crash. They say there were 10 adults, and 2 children. They say all the adults were treated and released from Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The two children were airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, where they say they remain in stable condition as of 6:30 am this morning.

Police say the church van, from Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church in Kinston, was traveling on Bright Street, and when it entered the intersection, a truck traveling on Queen Street collided with the van. Officials say the truck hit the van on its back right corner causing the van to spin sideways, overturn, and then come to rest on the drivers side.

Police say one of the occupants was then ejected from the van.

They say the driver of the pickup truck did not receive any medical treatment.

They say charges are pending and they continue to investigate the incident.

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The Kinston Police Department tell WITN that there were multiple injuries after a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon involving a church van and another vehicle in downtown Kinston.

Officials say the accident happened at the intersection of Bright and Queen Streets. They say the church van was from Faith Tabernacle United Holy Church in Kinston.

Officials say they can’t release information about how many people were in the van, or how many were injured yet. But they say there were multiple injuries.


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