Updated: Friday, 09 Nov 2012, 11:18 AM EST
Published : Friday, 09 Nov 2012, 6:22 AM EST
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - A small college in eastern Indiana 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 injured students were identified as sophomore Lenore Edwards and senior Graham Nissen.
Mark Blackmon, director of media relations with Earlham, called the accident "almost unfathomable." The school's website said there will be a place for students and community members to gather at Stout Meetinghouse and the College Dining Hall.
The Palladium-Item reports Thursday had been designated College Night in the depot district and Earlham provided shuttle transportation to the area near the city's downtown.
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