UPDATE: Church bus crash victims remain in the hospital for treatment, several released


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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - A total of six hospitals in the Atlanta area received patients from a crash that involved a Madison County church bus.

Grady Memorial Hospital received a total of 9 patients; 4 in critical condition, 3 in fair condition. There were also two patients who were stable, but their conditions were unknown.

As of Friday morning, representatives said 5 patients were discharged and the 4 who were in critical condition are now stable.

Three Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center campuses and Southern Regional Medical Center also treated patients from the crash. Most of them were expected to be discharged overnight.

As of Friday morning, 4 people remained hospitalized at Wellstar hospitals, divided between Atlanta Medical Center's downtown location, and Wellstar Kennestone. Everyone taken to Atlanta Medical Center South was treated and released.

1 patient remains at Southern Regional Medical Center.

The NTSB is not investigating the crash at this point. WHNT News 19 is working to get more information from Fulton County Police investigators about the cause of the crash as they evaluate the details.

The crash site was clear late Thursday night. WHNT News 19 traveled there Friday morning and observed debris still on the shoulder of Camp Creek Parkway.

An Atlanta-area church opened its doors to help families reunite with victims already discharged from the hospital. That church is the Kingdom of God International Ministry at 4590 Welcome All Road in Atlanta. The American Red Cross was also there Thursday night to provide food and drink to the victims as they were discharged from the hospital, and their families who came to Atlanta to take them home.

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