3 Indiana State University students die in fiery accident

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Three Indiana State University students died in a fiery single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.

The school released a brief statement on the accident:

It is with great sorrow that Indiana State University announces that police are working to positively identify three people who died in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
Police said there were five people total in the vehicle. They are all believed to be ISU students, including several football players.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said. “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.”

The ISU women’s soccer match scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Stadium has been postponed to a later date because of the tragedy.

The Vigo County Sherriff’s Department released a brief statement on the accident:

deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on St Rd 46 at Main St in Riley IN. The vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree. Upon deputies arrival, the vehicle, occupied by a driver and four passengers, was on fire. Two of the occupants were able to be freed from the vehicle and were transported for medical treatment with serious injuries. Unfortunately, the driver and two other occupants were pronounced deceased on the scene. Several agencies responded to assist with the scene. The investigation is ongoing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved.

TipHero will update story upon further developments. Are prayers go out to the students and family impacted by this sad loss.