One person was killed and 27 others were injured when a bus carrying students from Brandeis University in Massachusetts overturned on Saturday night.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that the shuttle bus was carrying 27 students from a hockey game at Northeastern University in Boston when it crashed near Brandeis’ campus in Waltham around 10:30 p.m.
The university said in a statement to USA TODAY that the student killed in the accident was identified as graduate student Vanessa Markle.
One student was pronounced dead at the scene, and the remaining 26 students and the driver of the bus sustained injuries and were taken to local hospitals, officials said. The university said in a statement on Sunday that 11 of those hospitalized have been admitted for further care.
“With the number of people injured and the various hospitals they were taken to, it is taking time to determine the condition of everyone involved, including Brandeis students,” the university said.
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The university said they are working with local hospitals and police to identify the injured students and the student who died. The university said it would not release the names of the injured.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said it is currently investigating the cause of the accident and no charges have been filed.
“Vanessa Brandeis was an active and respected member of the community,” the university said in the statement.
“In light of the tragedy our community is facing, Brandeis has canceled classes scheduled for Monday and Tuesday (November 21 and 22). This will allow some students to return to family and home sooner than the normal holiday schedule.” Will be able to return to friends. For students who will remain on campus, we will have additional opportunities to gather and seek support.”
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