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Church provides details on injuries and victims of fatal Florida crash

Posted at 12:31 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 16:36:00-05

The Superintendent of the Louisiana District of the United Pentecostal Church has issued a statement on the Florida crash, identifying several victims and giving an update on the condition of survivors.

Kevin Cox, the UPC Superintendent says that the United Pentecostal Church in Marksville was on their way to Disney World when the crash occurred.

Karen Descant, the wife of the church’s pastor Eric Descant was in the van along with two other adults. Nine children were also in the vehicle according to Cox. Of those children, five did not survive. One of the victims was identified as Pastor Descant’s granddaughter. She was not named.

No other information was given about the other children.

As for the extent of injuries, Cox stated that Descant received several broken bones and multiple bruises. The statement from the church reported that a pregnant female passenger delivered her baby following the crash. That statement was incorrect and they now clarify that the mother did not deliver her child. Both are still expected to be okay.

The four surviving children were injured but Cox says they are expected to recover.

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