Van carrying girls’ water polo team crashes; 1 teenager dead

NAPOLEON, Ohio (AP) — A van carrying members of an Ohio girls’ high school water polo team has been struck by a semitrailer, killing the van driver’s teenage daughter and critically injuring the van driver and four teenage players.

Two of the injured players also are the van driver’s daughters.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says the van failed to yield at an intersection Friday and was struck in the side.

The sheriff’s office says 19-year-old van passenger Courtney Fisher died at the scene. The injured are 45-year-old van driver Vicki Fisher, 17-year-old Betsey Fisher, 14-year-old Melanie Fisher, 15-year-old Samantha Fink and 14-year-old Sydney Zullich.

Some of the van passengers were members of a water polo team from Worthington Kilbourne High School in suburban Columbus headed to a tournament in Napoleon.

The sheriff’s office says the truck driver was unhurt.

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