Dance team’s van crashes; 1 student dies
A van carrying a Temple University dance team to a competition in North Carolina crashed in southern Virginia early Saturday, killing one student and injuring seven others, police said.
Kammini Ragoopath, 21, of Lansdale, Pa., died after the van veered off Interstate 85 and hit a guardrail in Dinwiddie County, according to Virginia State Police.
The driver, Bilal Badruddin, 20, of Cranford, N.J., was charged with reckless driving.
Fatima Pervaiz, 20, suffered serious injuries and was flown to a Richmond hospital. Badruddin and five other passengers had minor injuries.
Ragoopath and Pervaiz were not wearing seat belts, police said. | The Associated Press