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UPDATE: Manchester University sets up fund to help families of crash victims

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NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (AP): A fund has been set up to help with travel and other expenses for the families of three Manchester University students killed and another injured in a weekend crash.

The crash Sunday morning along Interstate 69 near Fairmount killed Brook Dagnew and Kirubel Alemayehu Hailu of Ethiopia and Nerad Grace Mangai of Nigeria. Israel Solomon Tamire, also of Ethiopia, was critically injured and remained in a hospital Monday.

The Journal Gazette reports the university, about 35 miles west of Fort Wayne, has set up the temporary fund to help the students’ families. Manchester University President Dave McFadden said the school is working out details of a memorial fund to honor the three students killed.

A prosecutor filed homicide charges Monday against a Chicago man in connection with the crash.

UPDATE: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday night at the Cordier Auditorium at the North Manchester campus. The public is invited, but no cameras or broadcasts are allowed.

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