Multiple injuries reported in van crash carrying Shelby County youth

Published 3:53 pm Monday, June 17, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — According to authorities, a van overturned on U.S. Highway 231 and Sanders Road in Montgomery on Monday, June 17.

At first it was believed that the van was carrying church group, but it was later determined to be carrying a group of wrestlers from Warrior Wrestling Club based in Shelby County.

According to the group’s Facebook page, a group of high school wrestlers from Alabama and Tennessee were headed south to compete in the AAU Scholastic Duals at Disney World. All parents have been informed of the wreck.

Local news outlets report that there are multiple injuries resulting from the single-vehicle crash on Monday. The name of the involved church or the severity of the injuries was not immediately known.

The dark-colored Ford van had damage to its rear and roof with several windows broken out.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.