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Man Charged In Crash That Killed Three Manchester Students
Updated February 22, 2016 7:02 AM
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(MANCHESTER) - An Illinois man is facing drunk driving charges in connection with a crash on I-69 that killed three Manchester University students Sunday morning.

The Grant County Sheriff's Department says that it appears that the students' van was stopped in the median with a flat tire. Seven people were standing outside when another van that was headed north on I-69 left the road and went into the median, striking four of the students.

26-year-old Deangelo Evans of Chicago is in the Grant County Jail.

The victims, Nerad Grace Mangai, Brook M. Dagnew and Kirubel Alemayehu Hailu, were all international students from Addis Ababa, Ethopia, except for Nerad who was from Jos, Nigeria.

Israel Solomon Tamire was taken by helicopter to Parkview Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne and is listed in critical condition. Nebiyu Shiferaw Alemu, Amanuel Atsbha Gebreyohannes and Dagmawi Meseret Tadesse were not seriously hurt and have returned to campus.

University officials say the students had been to Ball State and Taylor University prior to the accident.

Manchester University is a liberal arts university located in North Manchester, Indiana. About 1,500 students attend the school.



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