Church Bus Crash

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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A church trip turns deadly when a van full of teenagers crashes in Kansas. It happened just after five Friday night on I-70 about three miles west of Salina.

Authorities say several vehicles from the First Baptist Church of Lamar, Missouri were traveling in a caravan through Kansas when one of the vehicles, a van, veered off the road, rolled and ejected several people. One person died at the scene, nine others were injured. The victims, most of them teenagers, were taken to a Salina hospital. Two were airlifted to Wichita. They are listed in critical condition.

Names of the victims have not yet been released. Investigators say a tire blow out caused the crash.

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