Sixteen hurt in Missouri church van crash

HOLLISTER, Mo. | Hollister police say 16 people were injured when a church van ran off a road and overturned into a creek.

Police say the van belonging to New Beginnings Fellowship Church of Hollister crashed Wednesday evening in Hollister.

A driver and 15 of the 16 passengers on board were taken to Skaggs Hospital in Branson.

Michelle Leroux, a spokeswoman at Skaggs, says 13 of the patients were treated and released, one was flown to a Springfield hospital and two others were driven to Springfield hospitals.

A news release from the Hollister police department says the van crossed a center line at the bottom of a hill, left the road and overturned in Kohler Creek.

Police say excessive speed for the wet conditions may have contributed to the crash, but the investigation is continuing.