Tragedy touches MercyMe

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The Christian rock band MercyMe, known for its hit “I Can Only Imagine,” was involved in a fatal traffic accident in Fort Wayne, Ind., over the weekend.

The musicians’ bus was traveling through a green light when it was struck by a car on Saturday, The Associated Press reported.

Two passengers in the car and the unborn child of the car’s driver were killed. None of the band members was seriously injured.

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

Band spokeswoman Velvet Kelm told the AP that the band, which canceled its Saturday show, would continue its concert tour Monday with an appearance at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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