1 dead after van with girls water polo players hit by truck

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A van carrying some members of the team hit a semitrailer on Friday in rural northwestern OH south of Toledo.

Deputies said a tractor trailer semi was driving southbound on SR 65 when the driver, Vicki Fisher, of a passenger van failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and pulled out in front of the semi.

Courtney Fisher, 19, was a passenger in a van carrying Thomas Worthington HS athletes to a northwest OH water polo match.

Betsey Fisher, Samantha Fink and Sydney Zullich were in critical condition at a Toledo hospital on Friday. The five victims were airlifted in separate helicopters to hospitals in Toledo. She was listed as a sophomore at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and a member of its water polo team.

One van passenger, 19-year-old Courtney Fisher, died at the scene, the Sheriff's Office said.

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Worthington City Schools confirmed the team was on the way to a tournament in Napoleon.

The Sheriff's office has not said which vehicle the fatality was in.

Sheriff Michael Bodenbender told WCMH-TV it was one of the worst crashes he's seen in his 26 years in law enforcement.

The Dispatch reported that a letter was emailed to parents this afternoon from Worthington Schools Superintendent Trent Bowers that read: "We are in the process of ensuring that our families involved are getting the support and resources that they need". The van was carrying members of a team from Worthington Kilbourne High School in suburban Columbus to a tournament in Napoleon.

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