Rebecca DeNardis, killed, two other students from Duke University injured, one critically, after their van is struck by another vehicle on I-10 near Pensacola.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:26am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Duke student killed in Florida crash; Ala. man charged.

An Alabama man faces several charges related to driving under the influence in connection with a wreck late Friday morning that killed a Duke University senior and seriously injured another while they were on spring break in northern Florida.

Duke student dies in crash returning from Spring Break in Florida.

A Duke University senior was killed in a crash Friday afternoon as she was returning with a school group from a Spring Break trip in Florida. Two other students were injured, one seriously, according to a news release from Duke.

Duke student killed in car crash in Florida.

A Duke University senior from Cary died Friday in a car crash on Interstate 10 in northern Florida, according to a university spokesperson.

Duke senior killed in Florida crash.

A Duke University senior from Cary died Friday in a car crash on Interstate 10 in northern Florida.

A Duke University senior from Cary died Friday in a car crash on Interstate 10 in northern Florida.

The university says Rebecca DeNardis and six other students were traveling in a van with the director of Duke's Outdoor Adventure program when it was struck by another vehicle.

DeNardis was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another student, identified as Joao Correia Marques, 21, was airlifted to a hospital in Pensacola, and a third student was treated and released.

Charges are pending against the driver who hit them.

All were returning to campus after a canoeing and camping trip along Florida's Blackwater River during spring break.

DeNardis was double-majoring in computer science and mathematics. She planned to work for Google after graduating from Duke in May.

UPDATE: Martin Zackery Hales, 25, has been arrested in connection with this accident.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Rebecca DeNardis
Joao Correia Marques
Martin Zackery Hales
Roadway: 
I-10

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