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Teen volleyball club in deadly crash on way to tournament

A teenage girl was killed in a car crash when she was on her way to a tournament alongside her volleyball club teammates.

Venom Volleyball Club was on their way from Goodyear, Arizona to Austin, Texas when a car carrying members of the team crashed amid the icy weather in London, Texas, about 110 miles west of Austin on 3 February.

“With overwhelming pain in our hearts one of our athletes has sadly passed away,” the club wrote on a GoFundMe page organized for the victims. The club has several teams with players between seven and 17 years old.

“Two other athletes are in critical condition but stable and one former alumni traveling with them was severely injured but in stable condition. One of the three parents is hospitalized and in stable condition. The other two parents have sustained minor injuries and have been discharged from the hospital,” the volleyball club added.

Head Coach and Venom Volleyball Director Jimmy Gonzalez told Fox 10 Phoenix that the players and their families chose to drive to Texas after winter weather led to their flights being cancelled.

“Their vehicle swerved into the oncoming traffic, and they were met by a semi-truck,” Mr Gonzalez told the local TV station.

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