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Grand Jury To Make Decision In Crash Involving Lexington Church Bus

A little boy involved in a crash along an Alabama highway that left several members of a Lexington church injured has died. Now, a grand jury will decide if charges will be filed against the driver of the pickup truck.

The boy was in a pick-up truck that crossed a median and ran into the Centenary United Methodist Church bus in Dothan, Alabama.

He has been identified as 11-year-old Rippin Upton of Columbus, GA.

Several people from the church group were rushed to the hospital.

A member of the Centenary United Methodist Church who tells 27 NEWSFIRST that 21 of their students were taken to two different hospitals in Dothan. The good news is that there are no reports of and serious injuries, mostly just minor cuts and bruises.

Witnesses say it appeared the truck hydroplaned, causing it to veer into the southbound lane and in the path of the second church bus in the three-bus convoy.

All together a total of 79 students and chaperons from Centenary United Methodist Church here in Lexington were on board the three buses on their way to a youth camp in Panama City, Florida about 45 minutes away from Dothan.


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