Six people suffered injuries which include five Utah State football players and one other female passenger in a car crash. The injuries as the result of a car crash involving a semi-trailer and a SUV, Fox 13 in Utah is reporting.
The injuries to these six people are being classified as "most of those involved are in critical condition," and were air lifted to a local hospital. There is no report at this time if there were any other injuries to who was in the semi-trailer.
Lt. Cox of the Utah Highway Patrol said the accident occurred on Highway 142 when the SUV stopped at an intersection on Highway 23, but initial reports says the driver thought the intersection was a four-way stop. In fact, this was a two-way stop and when the SUV proceeded through their stop sign the semi-trailer t-boned the car carrying those from Utah State.
The names have not been released nor is it known at this point who was driving the SUV.
We will provide more details once they become available.
Update No. 1: 4:40 p.m.
Via HJ news and Amy Macaventia:
Two individuals were able to get out of the vehicles, but the other four required extrication. A Life Flight helicopter was also called to the area. One person was transported by air to an Ogden area hospital and three more were taken by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital.
One of the three transported to Logan Regional hospital was the female victim. Although reports are still varying it seems likely the SUV was carrying four USU football players and one female.
Update No. 2: 4:52 p.m.
Lt Perry: 4 males and 1 female were in the SUV. 1 male was airlifted, female later airlifted from Logan regional. 2 males were in semi.— Mitch Henline (@MitchHenline) June 26, 2015
Update No. 3: 5:33 p.m.
Just received official word on who the injured USU football players are, including projected starting DL Travis Seefeldt and John Taylor.— HJ Sports (@hjsports) June 26, 2015
The other two player injured are also defensive linemen: Edmund Faimalo and Adewale Adeoye.— HJ Sports (@hjsports) June 26, 2015
Seefeldt was flown from the scene as was a female, Sara Vasquez. The other 3 Aggies were transported to a local hospital.— HJ Sports (@hjsports) June 26, 2015
Update No. 4 - Saturday 5:10 p.m.
Adewale Adeoye, Edmund Faimalo, John Taylor, Travis Seefeldt and Sara Vasquez all will remain hospitalized, but "stable" and "improving."— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) June 27, 2015
USU football coach Matt Wells visited with all four of his players today, said they're talking and aware, but "in a lot of pain."— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) June 27, 2015
Matt Wells: "The fact that they're in stable condition is a miracle. We're thankful. It'll be a tough process, but they're tough-minded."— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) June 27, 2015