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Church Bus Crash in Atlanta Kills Teen, Injures 37 Others

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In this image made from video by WSB-TV Atlanta, authorities render assistance to injured people on an overturned church bus, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Atlanta. Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., posted on its Facebook page that one of its buses with its student ministry mission was involved in a crash while traveling to the airport. (WSB-TV via AP)

By    |   Friday, 09 Jun 2017 06:46 PM

A church bus crash in Fulton County, Georgia, killed a 17-year-old girl and injured 37 others Thursday afternoon.

Sarah Harmening died at the scene, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The bus was carrying passengers, mostly teens, from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, en route to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on their way to Africa for a mission trip, the AJC reported.

The bus reportedly attempted to change lanes and hit a Chrysler 200 before entering the median, rolling over and sliding into a Mercedes.

About 40 people were taken to local hospitals, and nine remained in the hospital Friday afternoon, the newspaper reported.

Hours before her death, Harmening wrote about her feelings about the trip in a journal entry, saying, "God has called me here and he's done so for a reason," CBS News reported.

Harmening's mother said the teen "loved the Lord with a love that was tangible," WSB-TV reported. "It's what she lived and breathed for."

The Madison Baptist Association posted a call for prayers on Facebook.

Lance and Glenda Roberson, whose niece was involved in the crash, shared words of support for others affected by the tragedy.

"Stay the course. That's what I've always been taught," Lance Roberson said, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. "Stay the course, no matter what the situation or what you're doing. And just pray that's all we can do because it's in His hands at this point now. We just have to accept it and try to heal and get over it."

Twitter users shared condolences and memories.

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