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Injured Manchester student remains in critical condition

FAIRMOUNT, Ind. (AP) – An African student at Manchester University remains in critical condition at a Fort Wayne hospital after being struck by a van along a northern Indiana highway in a crash that killed three other students.

Lutheran Hospital provided the update Monday on Israel Solomon Tamire of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The crash Sunday morning along Interstate 69 in Grant County killed Brook Dagnew and Kirubel Alemayehu Hailu, also from Addis Ababa, and Nerad Grace Mangai of Jos, Nigeria.

The van’s driver, 26-year-old Deangelo R. Evans of Chicago, faces three counts each of reckless homicide and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and one count of OWI resulting in serious bodily injury.

He’s held on a $300,000 bond. It’s not clear if he has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.

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