SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. — Three student-athletes at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College were injured, at least one seriously, in a crash near campus Thursday.
The single-vehicle crash happened around 7 p.m. on St. Mary's Road on the south side of the Vigo County campus. According to WTWO-TV, police said three males were in the vehicle when it crashed. The driver of the vehicle was flown to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of head injuries.
The other two passengers were taken to Union Hospital in Terre Haute with what are reported to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Friday, WTWO identified the driver as 18-year-old Manuel Lopez Sauceda and the other two passengers as Luis Lopez and Irvyn Gutierrez, who are both also 18 years old. All three victims are from Indianapolis and are members of the college's soccer team.
According to the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods athletics website, the men graduated from Cardinal Ritter High School in Indianapolis.
President Dottie King sent a message to the campus community asking for prayers. The college's counselor, campus minister and resident advisors were made available to talk with students who needed support, King said.