Church bus crashes near Atlanta, killing 1
Fulton County Deputy Police Chief Darryl Halbert said Friday that the crash investigation is continuing and he couldn’t discuss possible charges. The bus slid into a vehicle traveling on the westbound side of the four-lane road.
Police said she died at the scene.
Vandiver said he spoke to them after the accident; however, they did not talk much about what happened. Authorities say they don’t believe any of those injuries are life threatening. So, Sarah’s mother wanted to share her daughter’s thoughts with the people who came on Thursday evening to the sanctuary of the Kingdom of God Church, reading that very entry aloud. “He has done this for a reason, so I know he’s going to do incredible things”, her mother read.
Firetrucks and ambulances swarmed the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway at Mark Road near Atlanta’s airport just after 4 p.m.
SkyTracker 11 showed the bus overturned on the road.
Officials said 38 people were aboard the bus and the crash involved at least two other drivers. WSB-TV later reported that four people were in critical condition.
The 17-year-old and almost 40 people from Huntsville’s Mount Zion Baptist Church were aboard a bus headed to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Sarah’s mother Karen Harmening told reporters.
He said those who were injured in the crash ranged from age 16 to 71. He says both are safe.
Earlier in the day before she and her group left their homes, Harmening texted her friends a Bible verse, and told them, “We are like a wisp of smoke”. The investigators said that the upside down bus slid over the Mercedes which was traveling in the westbound lanes. “He was rather shook”, he said of his son.
“I was just sitting here on the bus feeling a little sad”, she wrote.