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Students killed in suspected drink-drive accident in US

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Image caption The students had been working at a summer camp at Warrensburg

Two British students have been killed in a suspected drink-drive accident in the US.

Dominic Hartley, from Bredon, Worcestershire and Emily Lewis from Aberdeen were hit by a car in New York state last Thursday night.

The 21-year-olds had been working at a summer camp in in Warrensburg. A third Briton was injured.

Car driver, Peter Goldblatt, 39, has been charged with drink-driving and aggravated vehicular homicide.

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The three Britons were among a group of seven people standing at a road side when they were hit, New York state police said.

Mr Hartley had just completed the first year of an HND in water sports at Swansea Metropolitan University.

A university spokesman said: "We are deeply shocked by this tragic accident as Dom was a very talented student who was dedicated to watersports and adventure activities.

"He was very popular with the student group and made a marked impression on university life and will be much missed by students and tutors alike. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."

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