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Southeastern student's medical condition changes from 'critical' to 'serious'

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – The condition of Southeastern Louisiana University student Nadine Steward, injured last Friday morning in a traffic accident that left three others dead and one other injured, has been changed from critical to serious, according to a North Oaks Medical Center spokesperson.

     Steward, 18, a freshman member of the Southeastern women’s tennis team, remains at the Hammond hospital.

     Steward’s parents, Mark and Tracey, and her brothers Michael and Ryan have arrived in Hammond from their hometown in Bicester, England. The family has issued the following statement through the university:

  “We appreciate the many thoughts and prayers that are being offered for Nadine by the Hammond community and the entire region. We thank the administration, faculty, and students of Southeastern who have been so supportive of us. And we express our sincere thanks to the North Oaks physicians, nurses and staff who are focused on Nadine’s care. Please know that our prayers and condolences are with the families and friends of the other victims of this tragic incident.

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