Police have identified the two other Central Michigan women’s soccer players involved in the crash that killed sophomore midfielder Josie Seebeck.
Sophomore midfielder Christen Chiesa and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Maddy Bunnell were with Seebeck on Friday, Aug. 2, when the minivan they were in drifted into the median of northbound I-69 in Charlotte and flipped several times, Charlotte Police chief Lisa Sherman said Friday.
Chiesa, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was driving and lost control of the vehicle, Sherman said. She was released from Sparrow Hospital in Lansing on Thursday. Bunnell was released on Saturday, a day after the accident.
Sherman said investigators believe Chiesa and Bunnell were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, while Seebeck was not.
An open vigil and rosary service for Seebeck is scheduled for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively on Thursday at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North in San Antonio, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
A member of the All-MAC Freshman team last season, Chiesa scored two goals, including the game-winner in double overtime against Northern Illinois last October, and added three assists in 20 games.
Bunnell, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was redshirted last season. She is one of four goalkeepers on the Chippewas’ roster.
The CMU soccer team kicked off preseason camp Friday in Mount Pleasant. An athletics department spokesman declined to provide the status of Chiesa and Bunnell, and would not confirm if the two participated in practice.
The Chippewas host Michigan State in an exhibition match on Aug. 18 in Mount Pleasant, before kicking off the regular season on Aug. 25 against Detroit.
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