Sorority Sisters Killed In Wrong-Way I-75 Crash
TOLEDO (WWJ/AP)– A 19-year-old from Bay City is among three Bowling Green State University sorority sisters killed in a car crash on I-75 near the northwest Ohio campus.
The university said Christina Goyett died in the crash that occurred early Friday.
According police, the young women were on their way to Metro Airport at around 2 a.m. for a spring break trip to a resort in the Dominican Republic.
Police said a 69-year-old woman was driving southbound the wrong way on I-75 with the crash occured. She died, along with the three students in the other vehicle. Two other students were taken to a Toledo hospital and were reported critical condition.
“It happened so fast. Going up the interstate as 65 miles an hour, you don’t expect to see another car coming at you head-on,” said Lt. Dean Laubacher with the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Goyett was a sophomore in the College of Education and Human Development.Before attending BGSU, Goyett was a student at Bay City’s John Glenn High School.
Principal Tony Bacigalupo said Goyett was an award-winning scholar and athlete with a bright future ahead.
“Chrissy was a great young lady who I had a lot of respect for … She will be missed,” he said.
A friend described Goyett as a happy, positive person who loved animals and children. She said Goyett was studying English but thought she might become a special education teacher.
The others killed in the crash are 20-year-old junior Rebekkah Blakkolb of Aurora, Ohio; and 21-year-old junior Sarah Hammond of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Those injured are 19-year-old freshman Angelica Mormile of Garfield Heights, Ohio; and 19-year-old sophomore Kayla Somoles of Cleveland.
Bowling Green Dean of Students Jill Carr told WWJ Newsradio 950 said the students were all members of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
The wrong-way driver has been identified as Winifred D. Lein.
BGSU was working with law enforcement and hospital officials to notify the families of the victims. “The thoughts and prayers of the BGSU community are with our students and their families at this difficult time,” wrote university spokesperson Jen Sobolewski in a statement.
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