Speeding van lands in lake, killing 3 summer camp workers

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Posted: May 26, 2016 10:47 AM

PRESTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a driver lost control of a speeding van and crashed into a Pennsylvania lake, killing three summer camp workers.

The crash occurred just after midnight Thursday in Lake Como, near the Pocono Mountains in northeast Pennsylvania.

Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards says the two men and one woman who were killed were seasonal workers from Camp Shoshanim (sho-shuh-NEEM') in Lakewood. She says the driver was among the dead.

Two other people escaped from the van and are being treated at hospitals.

Police say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the deaths.

Rescuers included firefighters and a dive team.

The operator of the camp did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.