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4 killed in Virginia church van crash

Members of a Baptist church in Shiloh, Virginia, are in shock following news that four members of their choir are dead after a pickup truck allegedly rear-ended their van last Wednesday. Eleven choir members were traveling to another church for a revival after receiving an invitation to sing there. The accident occurred outside the second church in Ford, Virginia, as the van slowed down on route 460 to turn into the parking lot. 

Following consultation with prosecutors, authorities expect to file charges against the 47-year-old male driver of the pickup truck, who sustained only minor injuries. The collision between the two vehicles caused the pickup to hit a guardrail after running off the left side of the road. At the same time, the church van came to rest on its side to the right of the highway after rolling over several times. 

The four choir members who lost their lives in the crash range in age from 87 on the high end to 36 on the low. The 36-year-old was the mother of a nine-month-old baby girl, who remained home with her father rather than joining her mother on the trip. The other seven occupants of the van required hospitalization for injuries. They remain hospitalized according to the most recent reports available. 

Not all of the choir members invited to sing at the revival were traveling in the van. Others witnessed the crash while traveling in a separate car. People suffering the horrific consequences of a motor vehicle accident may find it helpful to contact an attorney.