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5 dead, 6 injured when church van crashes in southern Illinois

A church van crashes killing five people and injuring six others in southern Illinois.

The accident happened around 10 a.m.  today on I-70 in Vandalia, northeast of St Louis.

Police say the van was returning to Maryland from a religious event in California.

It swerved off the road rolling over several times before coming to rest on the grass.

Nine passengers were thrown from the van.

It’s not clear who owns the 15-passenger, 2002 Dodge van.

The one-vehicle crash shut down eastbound I-70 for several hours.

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