BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) - Interstate 75 northbound was shut down for hours early Friday after a two-vehicle crash that killed four people.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a woman was driving the wrong way on I-75 to cause the crash. Around 2:30 a.m., she was driving southbound in the northbound lanes. That driver was killed in a collision with a vehicle traveling northbound. Her identity has not yet been released.
The vehicle she struck had five female passengers. All of them were students at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Three of those young women died in the crash. Two more remain hospitalized. The school reports they are at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
BGSU released the names of the students in the crash. All were members of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
The three women who died are:
• Rebekah Blakkolb, 20, of Aurora, Ohio, a junior in the College of Education and Human Development.
• Christina Goyett, 19, of Bay City, Mich., a sophomore in the College of Education and Human Development.
• Sarah Hammond, 21, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, a junior in the College of Education and Human Development.
The two women injured are:
• Angelica Mormile, 19, of Garfield Heights, Ohio, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences.
• Kayla Somoles, 19, of Cleveland, Ohio, a sophomore in the College of Education and Human Development.
"We're shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic news," said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. "Our hearts go out to the families, friends and sorority sisters of these young women."
The school reports the women were on their way to the Detroit airport as BGSU is just beginning spring break.
The school also says counselors have been made available to the sorority and the BGSU community. Grief counseling is available from the BGSU Counseling Center. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. They can be reached at 419-372-2081. For after-hours help, contact The Link, 1022 N. Prospect St., 419-352-1545.
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