Church bus crash kills 1 in Mississippi

July 13, 2009 5:26:43 AM PDT
John Anderson of Shreveport, La., said he's still in shock, but he's holding it together after tragedy unfolded instantly right before his eyes while traveling with church members near Meridian. Anderson, a First Baptist Church of Shreveport member who was on the bus that crashed Sunday in east Mississippi, killing one person and injuring 23 others.

The church group was heading to a youth camp in Macon, Ga.

Most of those aboard were children, including Anderson's daughter who was a camp counselor who's pregnant but was not hurt.

The bus rolled three times, Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said. He said at least two passengers were trapped underneath the bus. A group of National Guard soldiers helped extricate the injured.

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