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UPDATE: W&L Students Involved in Automobile Accident

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Six Washington and Lee University students were involved in a single-car accident early Sunday morning, Dec. 12, in Rockbridge County.

Five of the students, passengers in the car, were transported to Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital, where they were treated. Three of the students have been released, while two others were transferred to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Late Sunday afternoon the Virginia State Police released the names of five of the six students who were involved. They are: Cameron Dorsey '14; Kevin Dyer '11; Chris Hanson '13; Christopher Landry '14; and John Rehberger '13. On Monday morning, the Virginia State Police released the name of the sixth student involved in Sunday's accident. She is Natalie Stier '12.

Members of the Washington and Lee Office of Student Affairs were at both the Lexington and Roanoke hospitals through the day on Sunday to offer support to the students and their families.

"Coming as this does at the start of the examination period and considering the close-knit nature of the W&L community, we are concerned for the well-being not only of those directly involved in the accident, but also for those who know these individuals," said Dawn Watkins, vice president of student affairs and dean of students. "Counselors are available through the Student Health Center, and appointments may be made by calling 458-8401."

Watkins said that members of her staff were still gathering information about the accident.

Updates will be made as additional information becomes available.