Many injured in Greenfield Church bus crash now home recovering

GREENFIELD Ind. -- All 12 people that were riding in a church van that was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Friday are now home recovering. 

A van from Trinity Park United Methodist Church collided with a car and a box truck around 3 p.m. on State Road 9 near Hancock Regional Hospital. 

The bus rolled on its side and all 11 children riding in it were taken to the hospital, some in serious condition. An adult from the van as well as the driver of one of the other vehicles was also taken to the hospital at the time. 

Trinity Park United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Manning said his congregation was shaken by the incident, but they are thankful it wasn't worse. 

"This was a very difficult week for us," said Pastor Manning. "But we made it through and I want to say 'Happy Father's Day' not only to the dads out there but to the fathers who had kids in the crash. I know they are very thankful for their children not being harmed any more than they were."

One person is still hospitalized from the crash, as of Monday morning. They are stable, Jeff Rasche, the Greenfield police chief said.

Rasche said they believe a Frey Water Care truck traveling north on SR 9 ran a stop light and hit the church van. 

Any charges for the driver of the Frey truck have not been determined. 

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