Carleton students killed before Ultimate tournament at Stanford

March 3, 2014, 12:42 a.m.

Three students from Carleton College in Minnesota died in a car accident on Friday afternoon while on their way to the airport for a Stanford Ultimate Frisbee tournament. The two other students in the SUV were injured.

The car spun out on the icy road only miles away from the school, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a semi-truck. The Minnesota State Patrol said that no drugs or alcohol are suspected to have played a role in the accident, and that all students were wearing seatbelts.

Carleton students James Adams, Michael Goodgame and Paxton Harvieux died in the crash. William Sparks and Connor Eckert were hospitalized, with Eckert listed in serious condition and Sparks listed in satisfactory condition as of Saturday. Students at Carleton College held a vigil for the deceased and injured on Saturday morning.

The Stanford Ultimate Frisbee tournament is one of the most prestigious in the nation, featuring 12 women’s teams and 16 men’s teams every year. Before the March 2 event this year, those in attendance observed a moment of silence and all teams came together to offer their thoughts and condolences. Spectators wore Carleton jerseys and wristbands to show their support for the team, which consistently places in the nation’s top three each year.

Kylie Jue '17 was the Editor-in-Chief for Vol. 250. She first became involved with The Daily as a high school intern and now is a CS+English major at Stanford. A senior from Cupertino, California, she has also worked a CS 106 section leader. To contact Kylie, email her at kyliej ‘at’

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