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Bowling Green sorority sisters killed in wrong-way car crash

Kara Menini

Bowling Green University loses three sorority sisters

3 are dead, 2 are in critical condition after early morning crash

Bowling Green, Ohio lost three students early Friday morning due to a car crash.  A 69-year-old woman named Winifred Lein was driving the wrong way on the highway when she struck a car, carrying five sorority sisters from Bowling Green State University, killing herself and three of the college students. 

Bowling Green State University’s Alpha Xi Delta five sorority sisters were heading out of town for spring break.  It appears that the girl who was driving was likely given no warning of the accident, “I don’t think the college girls ever saw it coming. Nothing they could have done to avoid the crash,” said Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn. 

“‘It happened so fast. Going up the interstate as 65 miles an hour, you don’t expect to see another car coming at you head-on,’ said Lt. Dean Laubacher with the Ohio Highway Patrol,” CBS Detroit reported.

The university has identified the deceased as, “The University identified those killed as Rebekkah Blakkolb, 20, a junior from Aurora, Ohio; Christina Goyett, 19, a sophomore from Bay City, and Sarah Hammond, 21, a junior from Yellow Springs, Ohio,” reported the Detroit Free Press.  The two sorority sisters who survived the crash, Angelica Mormile, 19 and Kayla Somoles, 19, are currently in a hospital and have sustained serious injuries, reports the Bowling Green State University’s president Mary Ellen Mazey in a Facebook posting. 

Bowling Green isn’t the only town in Ohio that has seen a school tragedy this week; a 17-year-old Chardon High School student fatally shot three students and wounded two others on Monday.

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