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Two Auburn University students injured in Hwy 431 crash

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The Anniston Star reports three people were injured when a truck ran off Hwy 431 near the Etowah County line Thursday afternoon.

State Troopers say the truck had a blowout and went off the road hitting two pedestrians. Both pedestrians, who are undergraduate Auburn University students, were airlifted to UAB Hospital.

An 8-year-old in the truck was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Auburn University released the following statement on the crash:

Yesterday afternoon a group of undergraduate geoscience students were on a geology field trip in the Gadsden area when two of them were hit by a car. My understanding is that they were collecting rock samples or studying rock formations and were well away from the road when a vehicle lost control and ran into them. Two of the students were transported to hospitals. I don’t have updates this morning on their injuries.

No word on the condition of the driver at this time.

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