Off-duty vol. firefighter assists roadside rescue from burning van
The 18-year-old firefighter said the flames were too high to reach the 2 victims who died
By Hayes Hickman
The Knoxville News-Sentinel
SEYMOUR, Tenn. — The close-knit family of parishioners at a small Blount County church are in shock after two of their members were killed and several others injured when their church van was struck head-on as it returned from a weekend youth retreat this morning.
Two adults and 11 middle and high school-age children were returning from a trip to Gatlinburg when their van was struck by a Chevy Blazer along northbound Chapman Highway in Sevier County, according to Wes Gibson, a youth group leader with Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Blount County.
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