Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Southern Student Dies after Illinois Crash That Claimed Two Sisters

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Southern Student Dies after Illinois Crash That Claimed Two Sisters

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HAMEL * An eight-car crash on Tuesday that killed two sisters and injured a dozen more people claimed another victim Thursday.

Vivian Vu, a sophomore at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, died just before 1 p.m. from her injuries.

The university announced her death Thursday in a statement.

Vu was one of six students and a professor from the university who were injured when a tractor-trailer ran into multiple cars at highway speed on southbound I-55 south of Hamel in Madison County.

The Missouri Southern group was returning to Joplin from a Model United Nations Conference in Chicago. The five other students and the professor sustained moderate to severe injuries, according to the campus statement.

Vu, from Joplin, was studying international studies and was an honors student. She had plans to study abroad in Thailand during the spring semester after a positive experience traveling to South Korea during the summer, according to Chad Stebbins, Vu's faculty adviser. …

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