Florida pastor helping to ID farmworkers in fatal bus crash

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Posted: Jul 03, 2016 1:52 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida pastor says he's working with authorities to help identify the five people killed and 25 injured when a bus carrying Haitian farmworkers collided with a tractor-trailer and burst into flames.

The Rev. Frantz Gaudard says the bus driver and some of the passengers were members of his church in Belle Glade.

Authorities said the bus was carrying about 34 adults and children when it ran a flashing red light and a stop sign before hitting the tractor-trailer in the Florida Panhandle on Saturday. Both vehicles caught fire.

The farmworkers did not speak English and most of their documents were burned in the crash. Guadard says some of the injured are in intensive care.