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2 killed in crash with Christian band's tour bus

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- The Christian rock band MercyMe canceled a show Saturday in the St. Louis area after its tour bus collided with a car in northeastern Indiana, killing two passengers in the car and the pregnant car driver's unborn baby.

No one in the band was injured. A news story on the crash and a photo of the damaged bus were posted on the band's Web site Saturday.

"Please join us in praying for the families of the car that hit our bus last night," the band said in a posting on its Web site. "Our hearts break for their families."

Fort Wayne police Officer Liza Thomas said witnesses told police the bus was going through a green light about 1:15 a.m. Saturday when the car made a left turn in front of it. The band from the Dallas area had been in Fort Wayne for a Friday night show at Parkview Field.

No injuries were reported on the bus, Thomas said. Two passengers in the car, a male and female, were pronounced dead. Driver Kara Klinker, 18, of Fort Wayne, was in her third trimester of pregnancy and the baby died. Klinker was hospitalized Saturday in critical condition, she said.

Authorities haven't released the names of those killed because their families haven't yet been notified, Thomas said.

Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Mo., issued a statement saying MercyMe's show had been rescheduled for Sept. 5 because the band was involved in a vehicle accident in Indiana. All concert tickets will be honored for the new date, it said.

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