Three Manchester University students from Africa were killed and a fourth was injured early Sunday after being struck by a van along Interstate 69 in Indiana, the Associated Press reported. The students were standing outside their disabled vehicle when they were struck by the van, whose driver has been charged with reckless homicide and driving a vehicle while intoxicated.
According to a message from Manchester’s president, the crash killed Nerad Grace Mangai, Brook M. Dagnew and Kirubel Alemayehu Hailu. A fourth student, Israel Solomon Tamire, is being treated for injuries at a Fort Wayne, Ind. hospital. The students all came from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the exception of Mangai, who came from Jos, Nigeria. Mangai and Dagnew were both sophomores majoring in biochemistry. Hailu was a first-year medical technology major at the private Indiana college, which enrolls about 1,500 students.
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