A statement on the web site of Judson University in Elgin says a senior from Plano died in multi-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Route 31 near the campus entrance. Dallas Colburn, of Plano, and another student Nathanael Madison of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, were identified as being killed in the crash. Two other students were treated at a local hospital.
Elgin police say that a southbound vehicle tried to turn east onto Judson Drive when three northbound vehicles became involved in a chain reaction crash with it. The two students who died, and two more who were injured, were in the southbound vehicle. Police described the other student's injuries as non-life-threatening.
University President Dr. Gene C. Crume says he is deeply saddened by the tragic loss and asked for prayers for the students and their families.
Editor's note: Additional information from the Elgin Police Department has been added to this story.