News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 9, 2012

This weekend's Rose-Hulman vs. Earlham football game canceled

Staff Writer
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Due to Friday's tragic events involving three Earlham College students, the football game between Earlham and Rose-Hulman has been canceled.

All campus events at Earlham have been canceled through the weekend.

Rose-Hulman completes the season with a 4-5 record and a 4-3 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.

Earlham College says a student from suburban San Francisco was killed and two others hurt when they were hit by a train while walking near a group of nightclubs.

Richmond police Capt. Bill Shake says investigators didn’t immediately know how the three Earlham College students came to be hit while walking about 1:15 a.m. Friday near the city’s depot district.

Earlham officials identify the student who died as senior Therese Heymann of Burlingame, Calif., and say the two injured students were airlifted to a Dayton, Ohio, hospital. Classes at the Quaker-affiliated college of about 1,200 students were suspended for Friday.

The Palladium-Item newspaper reports Thursday had been designated College Night in the depot district and Earlham provided shuttle transportation to the area near the city’s downtown.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.