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EARLY COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Four people are dead; fifteen more are in the hospital Monday morning after a church van crashed in Blakely Sunday night.
The Columbus church group from Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance was traveling to Quincy, Florida for a church revival when a back tire blew out, overturning the vehicle and ejecting most of its passengers.
Troopers say the young pastor of the church 35-year-old Apostle Ron Williams was one of the four people killed in the horrendous crash that sent more than a dozen people flying to the pavement. While we don't know the names of the three others killed, we're told the 15 survivors are spread out in Miller and Early county hospitals, many struggling to stay alive.
The scene on Highway 27 near Cuba Road just outside of Blakely Sunday night shook even veteran State Patrol troopers.
Kids, parents, and even elderly church members from Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance church in Columbus were on board a 1987 Dodge Ram Wagon van headed to Florida for a revival when a tire blew out.
"Apparently the right rear tire failed, causing the driver to lose control, cross a median, and overturn," said Trooper Jeromy Roberts, Georgia State Patrol.
Nineteen people were in the van. So far four people are dead and many others critically injured after several of them were tossed out when the van rolled over. Fifteen people were flown to hospitals across southwest Georgia.
Papers, clothes and shoes littered the scene as investigators tried to piece together the moment that changed so many lives.
"We had small children to senior adults inside," said Trooper Roberts.
The church pastor, Ronmyka Williams was killed in the crash. Monday morning his church remained empty, but we found his picture on a sign in the church front window.
A stark reminder to us all how much can change in just an instant.
According to Apostle Williams facebook page he attended Albany State University but we have not confirmed that with his family or the school. We tried calling the church but no one answered. Troopers are still in the process of contacting next of kin, that's why other victims names have not been released.
The Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision and Construction Team is still investigating.