Two Bowling Green students involved in fatal wrong-way crash are improving

Sorority sisters were heading to Detroit airport

CLEVELAND - The families of the two Bowling Green State students who survived the crash that killed three of their sorority sisters say the girls are doing better.

On March 2, a 69-year-old Perrysburg woman was driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Middleton when she collided with a car carrying five Bowling Green students. The crash killed the driver, as well as Rebekah Blakkolb, 20, of Aurora; Sarah Hammond, 21, of Yellow Springs and Christina Goyett, 19, of Bay City, Mich.

Angelica Mormile, 19, of Garfield Heights, and Kayla Somoles, 19, of Parma remained hospitalized until earlier this week. Mormile was wearing a seat belt during the crash, while Somoles was not. Their families updated the Bowling Green community on Thursday with the following statements:

- "Kayla was released from Mercy St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo Monday. She was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital in Sylvania. She is making amazing progress, and her attitude has been positive. She is really looking forward to getting back to BGSU as soon as possible."

- "For the rest of the students at BGSU, Angelica's condition is improving each day. She was transferred back to the Cleveland area so she could receive medical care and be closer to home. Please continue to pray for Angelica, so she can return to her BGSU family."

All five students were members of the Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity and were heading to the airport in Detroit for spring break at the time of the crash.

Bowling Green State plans to honor the three students who passed with a candlelight vigil on Friday, called "A Celebration of Sisterhood."

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