One person was killed and 27 people were injured after a bus carrying students from Brandeis University in Massachusetts overturned on Saturday night, officials said.
The shuttle was carrying 27 students from a hockey game at Northeastern University in Boston when it crashed around 10:30 p.m. near the Brandeis campus in Waltham, about 10 miles west of Boston, the office said. Middlesex District Attorney in a statement.
The student killed in the crash has been identified as undergraduate Vanessa Mark, the university said in a statement to USA TODAY.
Officials said one student was pronounced dead at the scene and the remaining 26 students and the bus driver were injured and taken to local hospitals. The university said in a statement on Sunday that of those hospitalized, 11 have been admitted for further care.
“Given the number of injured and the various hospitals they were transported to, it is taking time to determine the status of everyone involved, including the passengers who are Brandeis students,” the university said.
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The university added that it was working with local hospitals and police to determine the identity of the injured students, as well as that of the deceased student. The university said it would not release the names of the injured.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said it is currently investigating the cause of the crash and no charges have been filed.
“Vanessa was an active and valued member of the Brandeis community,” the university said in the statement.
“Given the tragedy our community is experiencing, Brandeis has canceled classes scheduled for Monday and Tuesday (November 21 and 22). This will allow some students to reunite with family and friends earlier than the normal schedule would allow. vacation. For students who will remain on campus, we will have additional opportunities to come together and receive support.”
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