College Student From Westport Killed in Minnesota Crash

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    Carleton College
    Michael Goodgame, 20, of Westport, was killed in a crash in Minnesota on Friday. He was heading to the airport to compete in an ultimate frisbee tournament with the Carleton College team.

    A 20-year-old college student from Westport and two other students were killed in a crash in Minnesota on Friday.

    Michael D. Goodgame, of Westport, along with 20-year-old James P. Adams and 21-year-old Paxton M. Harvieux, both of Minnesota, died after their SUV collided with a tractor-trailer on Highway 3 near Northfield, Minn. The crash happened around 3 p.m. Friday.

    Authorities said the highway was icy and that neither alcohol nor excessive speed appear to have contributed.

    All three were students at Carlton College and played on the school’s Ultimate Frisbee team, which finished third in the country last year, according to The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

    The driver and another passenger in the SUV were seriously injured, KARE reports. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not harmed.

    Carleton College students remembered Goodgame and the other crash victim at a vigil Saturday.

    "James, Paxon and Mike were all integral parts of this community, really vibrant young men who brought a lot of energy to this campus, and we're really going to miss them," said classmate Matthew Fitzgerald.

    Authorities said the students were all wearing seat belts.