Missouri officers investigate fatal multi-car crash involving church van in Pemiscot County

Children injured in Missouri church van crash

PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (WMC) - Missouri Highway Patrol and Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office are investigating reports of a multi-car crash Wednesday night.

Missouri Highway Patrol says three vehicles-- including a 15-passenger church van for the Kinfolk Ridge Baptist Church-- were involved in the accident on Route J in Pemiscot County.

The church van was on its way to an association's Valentine's banquet.  Trooper Clark Parrott says the van caught fire during the crash.

MHP says 8 people were injured during the crash.  One person died.

According to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, several children are being airlifted from the crash to Memphis.

Parrot says others injured in the crash were taken to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

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