Missouri Highway Patrol identifies 3 killed in deadly church van crash near Bolivar, Mo.

Published: Aug. 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM CDT
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The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash north of Bolivar a church van.

Investigators say three teenagers died. The victims include Samara J Bayes, 17, David T. Martin, 16, and Hannah L. Foy, 14. Investigators say ten others suffered serious to minor injuries. The van was carrying members from Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church out of the Overland Park, Kan. area. The group was traveling to the Branson area.

That crash happened in the 10 a.m. hour about five miles north of Bolivar on U.S. 13. Investigators say it was a one-vehicle crash. They believe a tire on the church van blew out. The driver lost control, skidding off the road. The van then hit a tree.