Service set for 8 killed in wreck of Alabama girls home van

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – A remembrance is set for eight young people killed when a van returning to an Alabama girls home after a week at the beach wrecked last month.

The victims of the 17-vehicle accident will be remembered in a public service planned for a church in Auburn on Thursday afternoon. The pileup occurred June 19 on Interstate 65 south of Montgomery. The eight were in a van bound for a ranch that cares for abused and neglected girls.

A South Pittsburg man and his 9 month old also died in the wreck.

Investigators haven’t said what happened. But a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board could be released soon.

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