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USU athletes involved in accident improving, remain hospitalized

LOGAN — The five Utah State University athletes injured in an auto accident Friday afternoon were in stable condition but remained hospitalized Saturday.

Involved in the crash were football players Adewale Adeoye, 19, redshirt freshman defensive lineman; Edmund Faimalo, 21, redshirt junior defensive lineman; John Taylor, 21, senior defensive lineman; and Travis Seefeldt, 22, senior defensive lineman; and former USU softball player Sara Vasquez, 22.

The collision occurred about 2:30 p.m. when Seefeldt pulled the Chevy Tahoe into the path of a semitrailer after failing to come to a complete stop on state Route 142 before turning onto state Route 23, witnesses told police.

The 46-year-old man driving the semitrailer carrying 52,000 pounds of milk attempted to swerve around the Tahoe, but hit the vehicle and pushed it 75 yards before being able to completely stop the truck, police said.

Both the semitrailer driver and passenger, the driver's 11-year-old son, were examined at the scene and not taken to a medical facility for care.

None of the athletes were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, according to police.

— Cassidy Hansen