Lincoln University students are mourning the loss of one of their own.
One student is dead and two others injured after a car crash on Friday, according to the Daily Local.
The accident happened around 9:35 p.m. at Lincoln’s campus in Lower Oxford, Pa. The Daily Local reports the three students were inside a 2004 Chevrolet Impala which traveled across the road and into a tree off Ashmun Avenue near Dickey Lane.
The car burst into flames, killing passenger Anthony Washington, 21, of Forest Hills, New York. Driver Phillip Tomsic, 21, of Grand Junction, Michigan and passenger Kadeem Fulmore, 21, of Rochester, New York were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with severe injuries.
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Police credit Lincoln University students for helping to save the lives of Tomsic and Fulmore. The Daily Local reports that students used fire extinguishers from their dorms to control the flames. By the time firefighters arrived, they say the car fire was almost out.
Washington was a business major, president of the school’s Iota Phi Theta fraternity and named “Mr. Legacy” for the school’s homecoming court, according to the Daily Local. All three victims were seniors scheduled to graduate in May. The Daily Local reports their families have been notified.
Students visited the school’s chapel for counseling. Plans for a school memorial service will be announced on Monday, according to the Daily Local.
State police say it appears that all three students were not wearing seat belts, according to the Daily Local. They continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Anyone with information on the accident is urged to call state police at 610-268-2022.