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Three people killed after driver runs into group

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Kathy Baker rushed to the sounds of sirens.

"These people just came out of church they just prayed to Jesus they came out happy and talking to everybody," she said.

She found a horrific scene.

"It looked like mayhem there was bodies and about 7 ambulances,"she said.

A church service had just finished at the Sugar Creek Country Club.

The Florida Highway Patrol  said a woman accelerated in reverse into a group of people standing outside.

Her SUV came to a stop in a creek.

"She didn't look like she was hurt just very dazed and shocked," said Baker.

"I heard screaming," said Jan Dole.

Dole lives yards away from the scene and ran to help.

"They were just trying to comfort them they couldn't do CPR because they hey all had head injuries. we were really helpless," she said.

A neighbor ran yelling for help and searching for retired EMT Murial Watts.

"It was devastating injuries it wasn't just like she bumped into them she rolled over them," she said.

One by one she checked on each of the church goers.

"I looked for a pulse in 5 different places and repeated it," she said.

She couldn't find a pulse so she covered a woman's body and moved on to others.

"His biggest complaint was these were brand new church pants," she said referring to one man.

She soon realized how serious his inures were as ambulances arrived.

"As the paramedic cut off his pants he had a tire mark all the way up his leg all the way here and all the way up his rib cage," she said.

As ambulances rushed the hurt to local hospitals she comforted one woman whose sister died.

"I gave her a 10 minute hug and I just said I'm so sorry that this had to happen," she said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said no charges have been filed and their investigations is ongoing.

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