CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. — Officials at a central New York college have identified a student from the Dominican Republic as one of two people killed when a taxi van crashed.

Tompkins Cortland Community College officials say second-year student Roberto Eduardo Mata Lopez was killed when a taxi he and seven other students were riding in crashed Thursday.

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says two people were killed, including the driver, 58-year-old Robbin Brill of Cortland.

Police say the van veered off a road in Cortlandville and hit a utility pole and a tree.

The seven other students were injured and sent to hospitals in Syracuse and Cortland.

The college’s main campus is in Dryden, outside Ithaca.

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