Please read this story and be in prayer for those families who have lost loved ones. This is actually the church I grew up in, and it's heartbreaking to know that parents who were expecting their children home last night had their lives changed in an instant. The only fatality I've heard was from a girl I graduated high school with -- her second cousin, who was four years old, died last night.
It's amazing how life can change in an instant, when you least expect it. No one expects tragedy to happen; no one expects lives to be lost, especially when you're doing something right. From what I've heard, the driver was being responsible. Something messed up with the van (can you tell I'm not a mechanic?), and that's why the van flipped over.
It's just heartbreaking. Children and the driver were airlifted to Jackson, Miss. Pray for the driver as well. I can't imagine the turmoil he's going to go through in the coming days, weeks, and even years.
So please remember them and this tight-knit community. This is a tragedy that's going to echo for a long time.
EDIT 10:45 a.m.: Crash victims have been identified.
EDIT 12:52 p.m.: Joey, the driver of the vehicle, has been taken off of life support.