College hockey: Boston College players involved in crash, alcohol involved
BOSTON — Three members of Boston College's national championship hockey team face alcohol charges after the sport utility vehicle they were in was hit by a trolley while making a U-turn across the tracks, officials said Monday.
Hockey players Philip Samuelsson, Patrick Wey and Parker Milner will be summoned to court on charges of being minors in possession of alcohol after the accident early Sunday, according to Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
He said five others in the SUV also will be summoned on minor in possession charges.
Several of the college-age people in the Jeep Cherokee suffered minor injuries; no one on the trolley was hurt. Police found open and unopened cans of beer, as well as a bottle of vodka, in the SUV, the police report said. It doesn't appear the driver had been drinking.
Also expected to be summoned to court on minor in possession charges are driver Jane Stanton, Tina Dilandry, Reilly Corbett, Elizabeth Motley and Jessie Coffield.
Seven of the occupants are Boston College students, and no one in the SUV was over age 19, authorities said. The crash remains under investigation.
Samuelsson, Wey and Milner are all freshmen on Boston College's hockey team, which defeated Wisconsin 5-0 for the national title April 10. Samuelsson is the son of former NHL player Ulf Samuelsson.
Coffield was identified by MBTA police later Monday. The college confirmed she is a member of its women's lacrosse team.
The vehicle was making the U-turn when the trolley hit it at about 30 mph, according to the police report. Milner, Motley and Corbett left the scene and were tracked down at a hospital, the report said.
College officials say that they are cooperating with authorities and that the students could face disciplinary actions after the investigation is completed.