Oakwood University choir involved in deadly bus crash on California highway

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were taken to the hospital after a bus carrying a choir from Alabama and four other vehicles collided in South San Francisco.

1 dead, 3 hurt in California highway crash; Oakwood University bus involved

California Highway Patrol Officer Bert Diaz said the accident started as a three-car collision on U.S. 101 early Saturday when the bus driver, unable to stop in time, hit the vehicles.

A man behind the wheels of a Lincoln Navigator crashed into the bus and died.

The bus caught fire but it was quickly extinguished. The conditions of the injured are not known.

NBC Bay Area reports 19 people, most of the members of the Aeolians choir from Oakwood University, were aboard the bus. They were set to perform a free concert at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco on Sunday.

The University tweeted a link to support the Aeolians that lost their belongings in the crash. To donate, text OAKS to 56512 (area of support: Aeolians) or visit, www.give.oakwood.edu.

In a tweet, the university thanked God for protection. “We are grateful for God’s protective hands on our students and staff.”