Local woman ID’d as 1 of 2 Oakland U students killed in crash - WNEM TV 5

Local woman ID’d as 1 of 2 Oakland U students killed in I-75 crash

DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say a weekend crash in Detroit has killed two Oakland University students and critically injured a third.

The Rochester-based school's president said in a letter posted online that two students – an 18-year-old from Romeo and a 19-year-old from Lennon –died following Saturday's crash on Interstate 75 as they were heading to a downtown Detroit bookstore.

The school says 20-year-old Shannon Waite was critically injured and hospitalized.

Police say the vehicle they were riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle crash.

Jenna Balabuch and Rachel Ring were members of the Sigma Tau Delta English honors society. School President Gary D. Russi says "the sudden death of 2 young, vibrant students is a particularly devastating blow."

Counseling was being made available following the deaths.

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