Gustavus students recovering after spring break head-on crash 09 Apr 12

Gustavus students recovering after spring break head-on crashA Gustavus Adolphus college student is recovering from critical injuries sustained in a head-on collision while he was on spring break.

An 85-year-old driver from Cleveland, Ohio, going the wrong way on an Illinois interstate struck the car full of college students on March 30. The motorist going the wrong way was killed, while all four of the students in the other vehicle were injured.

John C. Anderson, 22, of Appleton, Wis. was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition; Adyn C. Clausen, 22, of St. Louis Park was taken to the same hospital in serious condition. Two other students in the car suffered minor injuries. Four students in a second car, including two from Prior Lake, were uninjured when they rear-ended the first vehicle.

The Gustavus students were on their way to Florida for spring break. Police Master Sgt. Bob Cessna told the Star Tribune that the driver from Cleveland somehow entered the interstate going the wrong way and traveled about 12 miles before the crash.