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Washington and Lee student killed, 9 others hurt in crash

Washington and Lee student killed in crash (PHOTO: Susan Bahorich/WDBJ7)

Washington and Lee student killed in crash (PHOTO: Susan Bahorich/WDBJ7)

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The Washington and Lee University student killed in a morning crash was identified as Kelsey Durkin, of New Canaan, Connecticut. Durkin was a W&L senior.

“There are no words to express the grief we feel over the loss of someone taken from us so suddenly and tragically,” Washington and Lee University President Kenneth P. Ruscio wrote in a statement. “We will continue to provide information and updates, including plans for a memorial service for Kelsey, as they become available.”

The driver of the crashed 2006 Chevy Tahoe was charged with DUI, reported citing Virginia State Police.  The name of the driver has not yet been released.

Nine others people were hurt in the Tuesday morning accident in Rockbridge County, according to the university. The crash happened about 1:30 a.m., reported.

“The [injured] students were treated at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. Two of the students were then transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center, and one student was then transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The rest of the students were treated and released from Carilion Stonewall Jackson,” the university released in a statement.

The university is making grief counselors available to students at the Student Health Center.

This is a developing story.

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