A car with five James Madison University students inside met with an accident in West Virginia on Thursday night, killing three of them. The students were reportedly at Paradise City Club on West Virginia Route 259 prior to the accident, authorities said.
The accident happened around 10:30 pm on West Virginia Route 259 near the West Virginia-Virginia state line. The car was traveling south when it went off the road and hit a tree. Three students were declared dead. Two others were rushed to a local hospital and were being treated for injuries. Their condition was not known. Authorities said all of the students were 19 years old male.
“The occupants of the vehicle had been at the Paradise City Club along Route 259 prior to this accident,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
The accident was under investigation and the names of the victims were not revealed.
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“It is with a heavy heart and sadness I write to inform you of the loss of several JMU students from a tragic car accident that occurred last night in West Virginia. In addition to those we have lost, other students from our community involved in the accident sustained life-threatening injuries and remain hospitalized,” JMU Vice President for Student Affairs Tim Miller said in a statement.
In a statement to Fox 5 NY, Mary-Hope Vass, spokesperson for JMU, said, “It is a difficult moment at James Madison University. There are heavy hearts on our campus as we process the loss of these students. The university is working with local authorities and the families of students; however, we do not have additional information at this time. We’re also working to provide counseling and mental health support across campus during this hard time.”