4 members of Pacific University wrestling team from Oregon among those struck by car in Vegas

PORTLAND -- Four members of Pacific University’s wrestling team from Oregon were among those struck and injured when a car crashed into a crowd of people on the sidewalk along the Las Vegas Strip Sunday evening, killing one person and injuring 34 others, KPTV in Portland reported Monday.

The team is in Las Vegas for a wrestling tournament this week.  KPTV said a spokesman at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., told Fox 12 that three student athletes were transported to the hospital, and all are expected to be OK.

The spokesman said the wrestlers were hit as the team was walking back to their hotel after seeing a movie.  Fox 12 has also confirmed that a man from Forest Grove who works with the wrestling team was also hurt in the crash. He is in Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas in stable condition. Friends told Fox 12 he helps coach the wrestlers at Pacific University and is a recent graduate of the school.

The crash occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino. Las Vegas police say a car veered onto the sidewalk and then hit a crowd of people. One person was confirmed dead and 36 others were injured.

The driver fled but has been taken into custody, according to police.

Police  said the injured victims were from Oregon, Colorado, Florida, California, Washington, Mexico and Quebec, Canada. Thirteen of the patients were treated at Sunrise Hospital, where four were listed in fair condition. Fifteen of the patients were treated at University Medical Center, where three were listed in critical condition and two were listed in serious condition.

Names were not immediately released.