Martelly sends condolences to Haitian church members following deadly crash

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Wednesday April 1, 2015, CMC – President Michel Martelly has expressed condolences to the members of the Haitian Assembly of God of church in Fort Pierce in the United States after eight of them were killed and several others injured during a vehicular accident late on Monday night.

“On this sad occasion, the Head of the State presents its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and relatives of the disappeared and extends its best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured. He took the opportunity to empathize with the pain of the entire Haitian community in Florida, especially the members of the Haitian Assembly of God of Fort church,” statement from the Office of the President read.

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The van carrying the members of the church from a weekend convention in Fort Meyers in Florida is reported to have crashed at an intersection in Glades County.

“They didn’t see that stop sign. They shot right through it,” said County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Duane Pottorff.

Lt. Gregory S. Bueno of the Highway Patrol said the van went down a “very steep embankment, and they kind of did a nosedive”.

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