Troy University student killed, 3 others injured in Florida crash

Troy University student killed, 3 others injured in Florida crash

EBRO, FL (WSFA) - A Troy University student was killed and three others were injured in a crash in Florida Thursday afternoon.

According to a statement from the university, Aslesha Pandit, 19, from Nepal, was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after the crash and died Friday.

Pandit was a student at the university's Troy campus.

"Our condolences are extended to her family, friends and our international student body. Her loss will be deeply felt," the university's statement read.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened just after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 79 in Ebro, which is about 15 miles north of Panama City Beach.

Pandit was a passenger in a 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser that was traveling south on Highway 79. According to the crash report, the PT Cruiser ran a red light and hit the front of a box truck traveling west on Highway 20. The box truck then hit a semi trailer.

The driver of the PT Cruiser, Sangam Subedi Al, 20, and two other passengers Shraddha C. Thakuri, 20, and Abhigya Ghimire, 18, all suffered serious injuries.

According to the university, the other students are being treated at Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City.

There were no injuries in the other vehicles.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, all of the people involved were wearing seat belts and alcohol was not a factor.

Charges are pending, according to the accident report.

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