Van Carrying Purdue Ice Hockey Club Crashes, Killing Member

A van carrying members of Purdue University's ice hockey club team rolled over on an ice-slickened highway Saturday afternoon, killing one team member and injuring seven others, school officials said.

Purdue spokeswoman Jeanne Norberg said none of the seven students injured in the accident appear to have life-threatening injuries.

The dead student's name has not been released, pending notification of relatives.

The team was traveling in three different vehicles to Danville, Ill., for a game there when a van carrying eight players rolled over on ice-covered Indiana 25 about 3:45 p.m. EST, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The accident happened about 20 miles southwest of West Lafayette near the town of Wingate.

The injured team members, who suffered broken bones, cuts and abrasions, were taken to Home Hospital in Lafayette, the DNR said.

Head coach Cameron Estes said three vehicles left Purdue about 3:30 p.m. for the game at Palmer Arena, where the team also practices.

Norberg said the 20 team members, two coaches and a manager were headed to a 5 p.m. game in Palmer Arena in Danville against Holy Cross College of South Bend.