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Three injured in roll-over crash on Princess Anne Road near Asbury Christian Fellowship Church

Lonnie Twiford, after righting a car that came to rest upside down in a crash, prepares to bring the vehicle aboard a Sandbridge Towing truck. In the background is Virginia Beach police Chaplain Albert Mentore, who assisted at the scene of the crash, in which three people were injured on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Lonnie Twiford, after righting a car that came to rest upside down in a crash, prepares to bring the vehicle onto the bed of a Sandbridge Towing truck. In the background is Virginia Beach police Chaplain Albert Mentore, who assisted at the scene of the crash on Princess Anne Road near Jarvis Road. Three people were injured on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE

PUNGO — Three people traveling in a car that lost control on Princess Anne Road were hurt this morning in a crash near Asbury Christian Fellowship Church.

The car in the single-vehicle crash was traveling north when it left the road and rolled over several times, according to police.

It happened just before 7 a.m. where Princess Anne Road curves between Gum Bridge and Jarvis roads, and the scene slowed traffic for much of the morning.

Three people in the car – a 1991 Acura that police said had two seats  – were taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life threatening, according to Master Police Officer Jimmy Cason, a police spokesperson.

The crash remained under investigation this afternoon. Cason said police were determining whether the driver of the vehicle may have tried to pass other traffic when the vehicle lost control. Master Police Officer A.G. Dickman is investigating.

The car came to rest upside down after traveling through the from yard of the church, which appeared to have suffered damage to its railing. Debris and disturbed soil crossed its yard to where the vehicle came to rest at a pole.

Lonnie Twiford of Sandbridge Towing pulled the car back onto what it was left of its wheels, and, after a great deal of cleaning up and investigating by officers, he pulled it onto a truck to haul it away.

“It’s a wonder anybody is still alive,” he said.

The Rev. John C. Smith, overseer of the church, was on hand to speak with police this morning. Damage to the church was a secondary concern.

“We’re just praying for the people,” Smith said.

Debris and damage was seen at Asbury Christian Fellowship Church on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach following a single-car crash on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Debris and damage was seen at Asbury Christian Fellowship Church on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach following a single-car crash on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

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