One Harvard student died, and three others were injured in a traffic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike early Monday, The Harvard Crimson reported. The students were returning from a mock trial competition in Virginia.
The student, Angela Mathew, was 20 years old and a neurobiology concentrator from Albuquerque, N.M. She was a high school seminar director for the Harvard Mock Trial Association, according to the team’s website.
The car, a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, was on the N.J. Turnpike when it apparently crossed multiple lanes of traffic and collided with a guardrail before being hit by a tractor-trailer, New Jersey State Police Trooper Jeff Flynn said.
The three other students injured were taken to a hospital in Trenton following the accident. Three others who were also in the van remained uninjured. Students also with the group traveling in a different vehicle were not injured.