October 4th, 2010
01:05 AM ET

Four killed as church van rolls over in Georgia

A church van rolled over in southwest Georgia Sunday evening, killing four of the 17 occupants on board, authorities said.

The van, belonging to the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance in Columbus, Georgia, was headed to Florida when it overturned on a highway in Early County.

An initial investigation by Georgia state troopers indicated that the driver lost control after the van blew a tire, said agency spokesman Gordy Wright.

In addition to the four deaths, 13 people in the van were injured, Wright said. Several of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle, he said.

It was not immediately known if the occupants were wearing seat belts

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  1. smjjames

    Um, slow news day CNN? You guys don't usually report on car accidents.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. tomcat

    Evidently. My prayers go out to the families. But here we go ban church trips make tires out of stone so they wont blow out I am sure the ambulance chasers have a 1 800 number already set up to call. Where does it end?

    October 4, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. mike


    October 4, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. JohnsB

    Why did God let these people die? Thats why I'm an atheist.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • TOM W

      it is appointed unto man once to die and after this the judgement

      October 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • There is obviously no evidence for evolution, stupid

      You just got that from a book didnt you. That was a good book, i liked the part when the lord sent 2 bears to rip 42 children apart for mocking some guy. That was exciting!

      October 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hoss

    Must be that they didn't believe in allah. i'm sure thats why cnn put this up.

    October 4, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. okay

    So..where was the sky-genie and his zombie son on this one ? 6 less ignorant brainwashed hillbillies..this is becoming a Goodyear..must have not sacraficed a baby on the Firestone and made the Michelelin man angry..GOOD RIDDANCE !!

    October 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. okay

    Oops 4 less..haha oh well wishful thinking

    October 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JEP

    We all have to die at some point. We can't have life without death. Religion does not save man from violent or untimely death. We must worship God in Spirit and Truth strictly on His terms according to the New Testament Holy Bible to live a long and abundant life (Luke10:19). As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I choose to give up my life to be with God when the time comes. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, no harm can come to me. My Life AND Death must glorify God. In other words, I will live a long joyful life an can only be killed because of my faith (or old age when God deems it so). Hallelujah!
    If you want the joy and freedom I have in this life on earth...email me (jep3991@aol.com)
    God Bless!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Paul

    It's rather unfortunate for this to happen again in less than a month

    October 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Posh-Kenneth

    God's cleanin house again.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hoss

    If gods cleaning house i'm glad i live in an apartment

    October 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. There is obviously no evidence for evolution, stupid

    floods, asteriods....God needs a girlfriend because he does an awful job at cleaning house.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sheilla

    What is wrong with you people? My friend was one that died and he was an intelligent talented young man..EVERYONE dies at one point in time-cycle of life kids, stop being ignorant and keep your stupid comments to yourselves thank you...God Bless each member in the accident and their families..

    October 4, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa baby

    Hey how could GOD let it happen if he does'nt exist hmmmm! GOD sent his only son here to die whos better than Jesus believe dont believe makes no diff to me thank GOD heaven wont be filled with that negativity!

    October 5, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |