2 survivors of double-fatal Pa. crash discharged

January 27, 2009 7:07:04 PM PST
Two Drexel University students who survived a double-fatal crash in north-central Pennsylvania have been discharged from a hospital.

Tuesday's discharges of 19-year-old driver Andrew Cardamone and 18-year-old Kevin MacDonald means only two remain hospitalized with injuries from Sunday's crash. A nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville says 18-year-old Eric Rayburn was in fair condition Tuesday night. Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre reported Adam Marsh also in fair condition.

Sunday's pre-dawn one-vehicle crash killed 21-year-old John Williamson Jr. and 22-year-old Ian Alexander. All involved were from Philadelphia and its suburbs.

It remained unclear Tuesday what caused Cardamone to lose control of the vehicle.

Drexel's Dean of Students, Dr. David Ruth, has issued the following announcement:

"The Drexel University community was deeply saddened to learn that two of our students were fatally injured and four other students seriously injured in a one-car collision in north-central Pennsylvania. Drexel's Office of Counseling and Health is available to help those affected cope with this tragic news. Students seeking counseling services should call 215-895-1660. The Drexel community is coming together and grieving together during this difficult time.

"The students involved in the collision: Andrew F Cardamone; John P. Williamson Jr. (deceased); Eric S. Rayburn; Ian Alexander (deceased); Kevin A. MacDonald; and Adam D. Marsh. The four survivors remain hospitalized. The University will issue updates as additional information becomes available."

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