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HOLLOWAY – The names and medical conditions of the victims in a crash Monday afternoon between a school van and a semi have been released.

According to the Swift County Sheriff’s Office, all seven students on board the Hancock Public School van, and the driver of the van, were injured.

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They include:

  • Gaige Sanderson, 16, of Danvers, who is critical condition.
  • Harliegh Schlief, 16, of Danvers, who is in critical condition.
  • Braydn Sanderson, 15, of Danvers, who was treated and released.
  • Savannah Schlief, 14, of Danvers, who is in critical condition.
  • Natasha Schlief, 12, of  Danvers, who is in stable condition.
  • Blade Schlief, 10, of Danvers, who is in stable condition.
  • Korah Schroeder, 10, of Holloway, who is in stable condition.

The driver of the van was identified as Judith Van Eps, 68, of Hancock, who is in stable condition.

The driver of the semi, Jeremy Beyer, 43, of Danvers, was treated at the scene of the crash.

The latest news release from the Sheriff’s Office does not indicate at which medical facilities the victims are being treated.

An earlier report from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said that all the injured were initially taken to either Appleton Area Health Services or Swift County-Benson Hospital and two or three were later airlifted by Life Link to metro hospitals.

According to the initial accident report, the accident happened at around 3:42 p.m. Monday north of Holloway and northwest of Danvers.

The van was going south on 130th Avenue Northwest and collided with the semi, which was traveling east on County Road 20.

The van struck the front driver’s wheel directly behind the cab of the semi-tractor, according to the sheriff's report issue this morning.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash, with the assistance of the State Patrol in conducting a crash reconstruction.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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