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Church bus wreck injures several near Shelby

A church van and a Kia vehicle

crashed just south of Shelby Monday

night near the intersection of U.S.

180 and Cleveland Avenue, authorities


As many as nine people were injured

– one critically and eight with minor

injuries, officials told NewsChannel 36,

the Observer's news partner. The wreck was just before 10


State troopers said the Kia apparently

traveled left of center and hit the

church van nearly head-on.

Names and ages weren't available. It also was unknown

what church the van belonged to or

where it was headed. Victoria Cherrie