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Minnesota college student from Evanston hurt in crash that killed 3

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Carleton College students making their way Saturday to a servic for three students killed when their SUV lost control and collided witha truck on an icy Minnesota highway Friday. The driver of the SUV, a 20-year-old student from Evanston, survived.

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Updated: March 2, 2014 12:48PM



A student from Evanston attending college in Minnesota was seriously injured and three of his teammates Carleton College’s highly ranked Ultimate Frisbee team were killed in a crash Friday in snowy and icy conditions near Northfield, Minn.

A sport-utility vehicle driven by William Sparks, 20, of Evanston, went out of control on an icy road, sliding sideways into the path of an oncoming semi-tractor truck, Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said Saturday.

The State Patrol identified the deceased as James P. Adams, 20, of St. Paul, Minn.; Paxton M. Harvieux, 21, of Stillwater, Minn.; and Michael D. Goodgame, 20, of Westport, Conn.

Sparks and another student, Conor J. Eckert, 19, of Seattle, were seriously injured. The driver of the truck wasn’t hurt.

Roeske said the bad weather was the key factor in the crash.

Carleton spokesman Eric Sieger said all of the students played on the school’s Ultimate Frisbee team, which finished third in the country last year.



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