15 members of Conyers church hurt in NE Georgia crash

Fifteen members of a Rockdale County church were injured Thursday night when the van they were riding in wrecked in Stephens County in northeast Georgia.

Channel 2 Action News reported that a group from Love & Hugs Christian Tabernacle in Conyers was on the way to a women’s retreat when a car hit the church van near Toccoa.

Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson said a Lincoln Town Car traveling southbound on Ga. 184 crossed into the northbound lane, hitting the van head-on.

Watson said 13 people on the van were taken to Stephens County Hospital for treatment, and two were taken to Franklin County Hospital. Two other people on the van refused treatment.

The driver of the Lincoln was flown to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Watson said.

She said alcohol use is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash, and that charges are pending.

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