SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - New details have been released surrounding the death of Harding student Nicholas Smith and injury of two of his fellow students.
Nicholas Smith, 21, and two of his university friends were traveling on Interstate 71 just outside Louisville, Ky. headed to Syracuse, N.Y., when their vehicle was crushed between two semi-trucks around 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Smith died of his injuries shortly after the crash, one passenger was airlifted to a Louisville hospital where he underwent surgery and is now in recovery, and the other passenger was treated and released.
Eleven university students were caravanning in four separate cars to the Wetzel Road Church of Christ in Syracuse on a mission trip, where Smith was expected to become a summer intern.
Family and friends, as well as Harding University administrators, traveled to Louisville to show support to the family.