Three Indiana State University students died in a car crash Sunday morning.
According to authorities, there were 5 people inside the car. All passengers are believed to be ISU students, including 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 Vigo County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies responded to the crash around 1:34 a.m on State Road 46 at Main Street in Riley.
Initial investigation reveals that the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree before catching fire.
Two passengers were freed from the vehicle and transported to a nearby hospital. Both have suffered serious injuries.
“Unfortunately, the driver and two other occupants were pronounced deceased on the scene,” Sheriff John Plasse said.
Authorities have not yet identified those involved in the crash.
ISU women’s soccer game originally set for Sunday is being rescheduled due to the crash.