Four Utah State football players and one softball player were injured in a car accident on Friday night. According to Salt Lake City’s Fox 13, the students were driving back from an outing at Newton Dam Reservoir before their SUV collided with a semitrailer.
According to the report, the students’ SUV stopped at what was believed to be a four-way stop, only for it to be a two-way stop.
The collision occurred as it inched forward. None were wearing seatbelts and some are listed in critical condition. The driver of the semi was not injured.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student-athletes and their family members during this trying time and we are hopeful that all will make a speedy recovery,” stated USU Interim Athletics Director Jana Doggett in the press release.
The Utah State football players injured in the crash are as follows: nose guard Travis Seefeldt, defensive ends John Taylor and Edmund Faimalo, and linebacker Adewale Adeoye. Softball player Sarah Vasquez was also injured in the accident.
Campus Sports sends our best to the injured students and their families, and will update this story as more information becomes available.
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