8 Die When Church Van From Fort Pierce Lands In Canal

By  //  March 30, 2015

FHP: VAN ran through a stop sign

ABOVE VIDEO: At least eight people died and 10 others were injured early Monday when a church van from Fort Pierce ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in southwest Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. in Glades County at an intersection. Glades County is east of Lake Okeechobee.

There were 18 people in the van, Lt. Gregory S. Bueno said. The driver and seven passengers are confirmed dead. Bueno said it was not foggy in the area when the crash occurred.