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WAWARSING, N.Y. (AP) — State police have identified three congregants of a New York City church who were killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into the van they were riding in after attending a religious retreat.

Troopers identified the victims as: Miguel St. Louis, 17, of Brooklyn; Ricadeau Anantua, 33, of Freeport; and Garry Edouard, 48, of Wyandanch.

State police said the driver of the van, Guepson Gue, 61, of Brooklyn, and passenger Mario Esteverne Sr., 59, of North Elmont, remain in critical but stable condition at Westchester Medical Center.

Police say the semi collided with the passenger side of the church van as it tried to enter Route 209 in the town of Wawarsing at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The van was carrying seven people from the Bethesda French Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brooklyn.

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