UW students injured in van crash in California

Four UW students were injured today when two vans collided on a highway in California.

The two vans were carrying about 20 Foster School of Business students to a conference for AIESEC, a student-run leadership organization.

The vans were driving south side by side on U.S. 101 in Monterey County, Calif. when they crashed into each other around 12:30 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Joel Newby told the Associated Press.

According to the California Highway Patrol, two students were ejected through a broken window and were seriously injured. Those students were taken by helicopter to trauma centers, while two other students were taken by ambulance to Twin Cities Community Hospital.

Three vans were transporting 33 Washington students to the AIESEC's Regional Orientation Kick-off Seminar in Santa Maria, said Bob Roseth, director of UW news and information.

Reach News Editor Sarah Schweppe at news@dailyuw.com.

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