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Ohio State mourns loss of 2 students, investigation continues

Spring break season is winding down and students are returning to campuses across the entire nation, but two Ohio State students won't be amongst them this year. The campus is currently mourning the loss of two students who were killed in a fatal teen driver car accident that occurred over spring break.

The accident occurred on Saturday, March 16 while the students were on vacation in Florida. It was a head-on collision between a small car carrying the Ohio State students and a pickup truck carrying a group of students from Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma and Southeast Missouri State.

Police are currently investigating accident, but initial reports show that the car had drifted across the center line of the highway. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the collision, but no information has been released as to what caused the car to drift across the center lane.

In the car were the two Ohio State students who were pronounced dead at the accident scene and two other students from the same school. The two backseat passengers survived the accident and were transported to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.

The pickup truck was driven by one of the Oklahoma State University students. The young woman and her four passengers were also injured in the accident. The driver and three of the passengers reportedly suffered serious injuries while one student reported minor injuries.

A friend of the two students who died in the crash spoke out about the crash, saying that students on campus "are absolutely devastated by the loss of our friends."

Source: The Lantern, "2 Ohio State students die in spring break car accident," Kayla Byler, March 17, 2013

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