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Carleton student's condition upgraded; funeral arrangements all set

Posted by: Curt Brown Updated: March 4, 2014 - 10:47 AM

A Seattle teenager is improving from injuries suffered in a crash that killed three fellow Carleton College students Friday.

Doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center have upgraded from serious to satisfactory the condition of Conor J. Eckert, 19, of Seattle. The driver, 20-year-old William Sparks of Evanston, Ill., is also listed in satisfactory condition at the same hospital.

Three of their friends died in the crash, including two Minnesotans: James Adams, 20, of St. Paul, and Paxton M. Harvieux, 21, of Stillwater. The five were just leaving the campus in Northfield, heading to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for a flight to an ultimate frisbee tournament in California, when they skidded on an icy road and were struck by an oncoming truck.

Funeral services for the two Minnesotans killed will be held Saturday,

Harvieux's memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at Stillwater Junior High School at 523 Marsh Street. Visitation for Adams will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bradshaw Funeral Home at 678 S. Snelling Av. in St. Paul. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Av., St. Paul.

The third member of the team killed, 20-year-old Michael Goodgame, will be buried Thursday in his hometown of Westport, Conn. More information has been posted on a Carleton webpage.

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