‘Our hearts are broken’

The pastor of Riverpoint Community Church in Habersham County church says the church family’s “hearts are broken as we grieve the passing of Teddy Bone.”

The 15-year-old died early Wednesday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he had been treated for serious injuries since a wreck Saturday afternoon on Georgia 365 involving the church van he was in. He was one of several youngsters seriously injured in the crash.

“On behalf of River Point Community Church, we ask that you would join us in praying for the Bone family and friends during this challenging time,” the pastor, Kevin Mangum, wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “Teddy passionately followed Jesus, was a true friend to many, and spent his last days sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those in his community. We rest in the assurance that he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior today, and are praying for the family during this time.”

Authorities announced early Wednesday that young Bone had passed away during the night.

EARLIER STORY. POSTED AT 7:30 WEDNESDAY MORNING: UPDATE: Teen injured in church van wreck dies (wgtjradio.com)