9 church van crash survivors back in Colorado
DENVER, Colorado – Nine of the survivors of a church van crash in Oregon that killed two young people have returned to Colorado.
They joined members of New Life Worship Center in Federal Heights for church services on Sunday. Some came in wheelchairs while others wore neck braces and had bandaged legs and arms.
They were among 16 young men and women from the church traveling to Portland when their van slid on black ice Thursday near Baker City, Ore. Twenty-year-old Joshua John Pischura of Geneva, Ohio, and 23-year-old Taune Nicole Winter Pepper of Deer Trail died.
Four people remain in a hospital in Boise.
The church group was headed to a business convention in Portland where they planned to work for 10 days to raise money to support their ministry.