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LSU kicker Delahoussaye injured in deadly crash in Wisconsin

7 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, July 24 2016 Jul 24, 2016 July 24, 2016 2:51 PM July 24, 2016 in Sports
Source: WBRZ
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Merton, Wis. – LSU football kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured and two other college football players were killed in a car crash in Wisconsin Saturday night, local media reports.

According to Fox6now.com, the crash happened around 11:45 p.m. on Beaver Lake Road near Merton, Wis. Fox 6 reports that the vehicle the players were in lost control on wet pavement, ran off the roadway and stuck a tree.

Officials say speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

Local media reports that Delahoussaye was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital by ambulance. LSU Athletics spokesperson Michael Bonnette confirmed that Delahoussaye was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. He is scheduled to return home Monday.

24-year-old Michael Sadler, a Michigan State Spartans football player was pronounced dead at the scene. Sadler was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

22-year-old Samuel Foltz, a senior punter for the Nebraska Husker’s football team, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler. We grieve for them," LSU Coach Les Miles said. "This isn't supposed to happen to young people who have so much to live for."

According to LSU Athletics, Delahoussaye was taking part in the Kohl's Kicking Camp in Wisconsin. He was a participant in the camp last week and was scheduled to serve as a camp counselor this week.

Delahoussaye is set to compete for LSU's starting placekicking job this fall. 

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