USU says 5 student athletes injured in crash are improving, in stable condition

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Photos courtesy of USU.

Photos courtesy of USU.

LOGAN, Utah — Five student athletes for Utah State University suffered injuries in a crash involving an SUV and a semitrailer in Cache Valley Friday, and though two of the five were flown to hospitals Friday, officials said Saturday that all five students are improving and are in stable condition.

A press release from USU sent Saturday afternoon states hospital staff reports all five patients are improving and are in stable condition. None of the five injured students “have or will be released from hospitals [Saturday].”

The release states the injured athletes are four football players: redshirt freshman defensive lineman Adewale Adeoye from St. Louis, Mo.; redshirt junior defensive lineman Edmund Faimalo from Riverside, Calif.; senior defensive lineman John Taylor from Colton, Calif.; and senior defensive lineman Travis Seefeldt from Peoria, Ariz. The fifth victim is former USU softball player Sara Vasquez from Colton, Calif. Vasquez had recently completed her collegiate eligibility with the Aggies in the spring, according to the press release.

“Aggie nation is great, they support our players” head coach Matt Wells said outside a Logan area hospital Friday night, click here for his comments and an interview with a teammate of the injured football players.

Click here for more details on the crash, which occurred Friday in Cache Valley.