Church Van Involved In Horrific Crash

Some scary moments Saturday evening after a church van full of people on their way to Jasper was involved in an accident near Livingston.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 190 and FM 1276 in Polk County.

DPS officials say the van from Jesus Christ House Of Prayer in Jasper was headed north when a pickup pulled in front of them, causing the accident. The driver of the van was pinned for some time and had to be removed with the jaws of life.

Three of the victims were life flighted to Houston's Herman Hospital, five were taken to a Tyler hospital, and four were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital.