USU to Hold Memorial for Van Crash Victims

USU to Hold Memorial for Van Crash Victims


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(KSL News) -- Utah State University will hold a special memorial for eight students and an instructor killed in a van crash. Today's memorial comes a month and a half after the accident in Tremonton.

On September 26th the 15 passenger van was carrying 10 agricultural students and an instructor. The van blew a tire and rolled four times on Interstate 84.

Everyone inside was ejected. Only two survived.

Robert Petersen, Father, October 7: "I've asked myself a thousand times why, but we're very fortunate and we don't know why."

An investigation by Utah Highway Patrol later revealed the van was speeding before it crashed, possibly going 95 to 100 miles an hour. UHP also believes no one inside the van was wearing a seatbelt.

Still, the accident came as a huge blow to the university, the students, the Agricultural department, and the community.

Today's memorial will be held at Utah State University, in Logan. It begins at 1:00 at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and is open to the public.

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