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Three students at Indiana State University were killed in a single-vehicle car crash in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to school officials.
Five people were in the car, including multiple ISU football players, when it struck a tree and went up in flames around 1:34 a.m., the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office said.
Two of the passengers survived and were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver and other two passengers were pronounced deceased at the scene.
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“This is a terrible tragedy,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said in a statement on Sunday.
“As we are waiting on additional details from authorities investigating this accident, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the students involved.”
A women’s soccer match between ISU and Northern Illinois University that was scheduled for Sunday afternoon was postponed in the wake of the crash.
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The crash occurred in Riley, Indiana, roughly 10 miles southeast of ISU’s campus.
The identities of the three individuals who died have not yet been released by police.