11 injured, 2 critically, when church van crashes in Arkansas

CORNING, Ark. — At least 11 people were injured Saturday, two critically, when a church van and another vehicle collided on an Arkansas highway, authorities said.

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The crash happened around 1 p.m. on U.S. 67 near State Road 328. KAIT-TV reported.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller said the church van was from Tennessee, but added he did not know if the van was headed to or from a church camp, the television station reported. The vehicle that collided with the van was a commercial vehicle carrying fish, Miller said.

At least two people have been airlifted in critical condition to hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee, KARK reported.

Dave Parker, a spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, said those two people were children, Yahoo News reported.

Parker said the van was struck when the truck made a U-turn.

The others who were injured were taken to an area hospital, KAIT reported. All of the people who were injured were in the church van, the television station reported.