Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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August 28, 2013

No charges planned in deadly van wreck near Vandalia

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ST. LOUIS —

Purnell has done prison time in New Jersey on a robbery conviction.

Purnell's driver's license was suspended last year by a court after he failed to resolve insurance issues and did not make three required payments to get his driving privileges restored, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission records show. Purnell's license also was suspended briefly in 2002 after falling behind on child support, though he has had no actual driving-related violations over the past decade or so, the driving records show.

Purnell and others in the van were members of Victory Outreach International of San Dimas, Calif., which works largely in inner cities and provides residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation in many locations, the church's overseer for Christian recovery said. Philip LaCrue added that the victims were returning from the yearly Mighty Men of Valor convention, which the church's website says helps men find spiritual direction and their role in the church.

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