8 Dead in Fort Pierce Church Van Crash

Story by CBS12 Web team

MOORE HAVEN (CBS12) — Eight people have been killed in a church van crash in Glades County.

The van is from the Independent Haitian Assembly Church of God in Fort Pierce.

Church members were on their way home from a retreat in Fort Myers. 

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver ran a stop sign on US 27 in Moore Haven.  The van careened into a canal.

The driver and 7 passengers were killed.  10 others went to the hospital, including a 4-year-old child.

Family members were on scene Monday to identify the dead. The ages in the van ranged from 4 to 90-years-old.

Two crash victims have been released from the hospital.

One victim returned to the church where family members and friends gathered to grieve and told a story of death and devastation.

Five males and three females died in the crash, including the parents of a 17-year-old from Fort Pierce.  The names of those who died are being withheld until their families can be notified.

The names of the survivors have been released:

Jose Zimero, 26, of Fort Pierce is in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Clodette Fleurvil, 44, of Fort Pierce, is in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Innocent Roseme, 89, of Fort Pierce, is in critical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Jean Rafael, 73, of Fort Pierce, is in serious condition at Lawnwood Medical Center.

Nozaire Nore, 48, of Fort Pierce, has been treated and released from Raulerson Hospital.

Nicholas Alexis, 57, of Fort Pierce, has been treated and released from Florida Hospital.

Esperant Lexine, 57, of Fort Pierce, has been transferred from Florida Hospital to Tampa General for treatment.  She is in critical condition.

Macaty Jean Jacques, 53, of Fort Pierce, is in serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Marilia Dieudonne, 65, of Fort Pierce, is in serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.

Faeyana Desirus, 4, of Fort Pierce, is in serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.
8 killed in Fort Pierce church van crash

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