Three college students and members of one of the nation's top Ultimate Frisbee teams have died after a semitrailer truck slammed into their SUV when it spun on an icy Minnesota highway.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened around 3 p.m. Friday on Highway 3 near Northfield. Killed in the accident were 20-year-old James P. Adams of St. Paul, Minn.; 21-year-old Paxton M. Harvieux of Stillwater, Minn.; and 20-year-old Michael D. Goodgame of Westport, Conn. Two others in the vehicle sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The accident is under investigation but weather may be been a factor. "The road conditions were described as snowy and icy at the time of the crash," said Lt. Eric Roeske, state patrol spokesman.
A vigil for the students was planned for Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Skinner Memorial Chapel on the Carleton campus.
"The collective Carleton soul aches for the loss of these three young men," said Carleton College President Steve Poskanzer in a statement. "Right now, we need to focus all our love and compassion on supporting the families and friends of all these young men, along with everyone in our community who cares for them."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.