Five Utah State University student-athletes have been upgraded from critical to stable condition after spending the night in area hospitals. Four USU football players and a former USU softball player were transported to hospitals in Logan and Ogden after the vehicle they were riding in was hit by a semi truck.
According to USU officials, all five are improving and are in stable condition. None of the athletes have been released from any hospitals yet.
Those involved in Friday’s accident were redshirt freshman defensive lineman Adewale Adeoye from St. Louis, Mo., redshirt junior defensive lineman Edmund Faimalo from Riverside, Calif., senior defensive lineman John Taylor from Colton, Calif., and senior defensive lineman Travis Seefeldt from Peoria, Ariz., as well as former USU softball player Sara Vasquez from Colton, Calif. Vazquez just completed her collegiate eligibility with the Aggies this spring.
Saturday, USU softball coach Steve Johnson updated the status of Vazquez on his Twitter account. He said she is “<span>improving by the (hour)” and that the doctors are “fixing the broken parts.” Johnson said he spent time with her and described her as alert and with family. </span>
<span>Similarly USU football coach Matt Wells has visited with his players and has had contact with their families. </span>
<span>”<span>God had His hand on our boys-no question,” said Wells on his Twitter account. “They are stable & recovering.”</span></span>
<span><span><span>”We will bond together as Aggie Brotherhood stronger than ever to support our teammates & grow in every area!”</span></span></span>