Two more church van crash victims from Broward have died from a rollover crash near Fort Myers, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The deaths bring the death toll to three. Nostra Damas, 20, of North Lauderdale, died when he was ejected from the van.
The other casualties are Ose Elian, 22, and Gertha Petit Frere, 62, both of Sunrise. They died Sunday afternoon. They had been in extremely critical condition since the crash involving members of Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Mission Group in Lauderhill on Saturday.
Two other victims, Claudine Aveske, 2, of Lauderhill and Evelie Jean Francois, 39, of Fort Lauderdale, remained in extremely critical condition Sunday, a day after their church van carrying 16 people flipped on Interstate 75, as it headed to Tampa.
Witnesses described a violent 7:30 a.m. Saturday accident where victims were thrown on the roadway as the van rolled out of control.
Tire treads and pieces of the 15-seat van littered the highway, and the ceiling of the cab was flattened under the weight of the vans upturned underbelly.
Family members and church leaders rushed across the state to two Fort Myers hospitals to comfort the survivors.
The accident happened when one of the vans tires blew out, the van swerved, then rolled over.