VERO BEACH, Fla. – A 20-year-old college rower died Wednesday morning after a The van that led the team to practice crashed and injured several others.
Eight team members were traveling in the van to practice at the Vero Beach Rowing Club when a van hit their truck, police said.
Some team members are in serious but stable condition, while others have been discharged from the hospital, said Vero Beach police chief David Currey.
Vero Beach rowing club director Brian Colgan said the team is in town for a mid-winter training camp.
A 20-year-old woman died at the scene, police said at a press conference on Wednesday. Your name has not been published.
Several women were transported by helicopters to the surrounding hospitals, while the drivers of both vehicles were taken by ambulance to the Indian River Hospital of the Cleveland Clinic.
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m.
In a statement, Holy Cross, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, said: "This morning, members of the Holy Cross women's rowing team were involved in a serious accident while traveling in Florida.
"The College is in contact with the Florida authorities and is in the process of gathering more information. Holy Cross has been in contact with the families of those students and coaches and is offering support to everyone involved."
"We ask that you keep everyone involved and their families in their prayers at this time."