Scholarship established for students killed

Scholarship established for students killed

Credit: WWL-TV

People gather near the scene of the accident.

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by The Associated Press

wwltv.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 21 at 6:03 PM

HAMMOND, La. -- Southeastern Louisiana University is establishing a scholarship in honor of two students and one former student who were killed by an alleged drunk driver as they walked home from a club last month.

University president John Crain said Friday that it was important to remember those who died in the accident.

The Southeastern Development Foundation Student Memorial Scholarship is being established to honor the memory of 19-year-old Beth Marie Boudreaux, a sophomore from Husser; 23-year-old Maxime Profit, an MBA student from Vaires Sur Marne, France; and former student, 24-year-old Thurman "Rion" Lowe III, of Kenner.

Police say the three friends were struck by a pickup truck driven by 21-year-old Derek Quebedeaux, Lowe's roommate, in the early morning hours of March 6 as they walked home from a club. Two other students were injured in the crash.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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