Truck strikes Yale-Harvard tailgaters; 1 killed, 2 injured

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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) – Police say someone driving a rental truck into a parking area at the Yale-Harvard game accelerated into three women, killing one and injuring the other two.

The final Harvard-Yale game for Yale quarterback Patrick Witt was marred by an accident in the Yale Bowl parking lot that left one woman dead.

Police spokesman David Hartman says the truck entered a parking lot designated for pre-game picnics Saturday, sped up for unknown reasons and hit the women. The truck then crashed into other rental vans in the lot.

He said a 30-year-old woman was taken to Yale-New Haven hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Another woman was seriously hurt, but was in stable condition. The third woman suffered minor injuries.

Hartman says police were questioning the driver of the rental truck.

Officials did not immediately return calls seeking more details.

The fans had gathered for the 128th game of the Ivy League rivalry, with Harvard looking for its fifth straight win over Yale.