INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Officials released the names of the three people killed in a deadly bus crash at 96th Street and Keystone Avenue.
Church officials say the youth pastor Chad Phelps, his wife Courtney Phelps, their unborn child, and a church mother named Tonya Weindorf were killed in the crash.
Courtney Phelps was due to have her baby next month.
Tonya Weindorf, was the mother of a special needs child who wanted to attend the church camp in Michigan. Weindorf has five children.
Chad and Courtney, both in their mid-20s, have a 2-year-old son who survived the crash. He was taken to the hospital and later released.
The names were released early Sunday morning, prior to the start of their church services.
A deacon with the church says they are grieving the death of these victims. The church also said they are thankful for the outpour of support from locals.
"Police, firemen, the number of rescue personnel that were amazing. I can't tell you how many people were at the site yesterday," the Deacon of Colonial Hills Baptist Church said.
"Our church grieves now. They don't grieve necessarily because of the loss. God tells us in his word to be absent from the body and present with the Lord. They're with God in heaven right now and we know that. Without a doubt. But we grieve that they're not here. We miss them,'" Deacon Jeff Leffew said.
Sunday morning, the church posted a message to their Facebook page:
Thank you all for your tremendous outpouring of love and strength stated here and in numerous other ways. Through your prayers and the power of the Holy Spirit, the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be magnified as His people find Him to be sufficient even now. "Lord, because this is true - 'This God-His way is perfect; the Word of the LORD proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him' (Psalm 18:30)....please allow this to be true - 'May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope' (Romans 15:13).
The church is organizing funds to be set up for the surviving families.
The deadly crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. It was carrying older children heading back from camp in northern Michigan. Witnesses at the scene said the bus was coming off of the interstate going fast. The bus went to make a left onto Keystone Avenue when it rolled. There were 37 passengers on the bus.
According to a police report, the bus driver stated that while on the off ramp of I-465 turning south onto Keystone the brakes failed and he was unable to stop the bus from striking the raised median.
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