Three OU students killed in shipwreck Friday night

Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed Friday night on Interstate 35 near Tonkawa, Kay County, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said. Rescuers declared the three dead at the scene, according to a DPS press release. They were in a Volkswagen Tiguan, according to the statement. They were on their way home after chasing storms in Kansas, the DPS said. The second vehicle involved in the accident was a tractor-trailer. The driver was treated and released. According to the DPS, the student car was heading south on I-35 when it hydroplaned and lost control, leaving the highway. He then returned to the highway and blocked the outer lane after it “became disabled”. In a statement, the OU said: “The university is devastated to learn of the tragic passing of three students. Each was a valued and loved member of our community. At this time, we ask the public to respect their families’ privacy.”

Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed Friday night on Interstate 35 near Tonkawa, Kay County, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said.

Rescuers declared the three dead at the scene, according to a DPS press release.

They were in a Volkswagen Tiguan, according to the statement. They were on their way home after chasing storms in Kansas, the DPS said.

The second vehicle involved in the accident was a tractor-trailer. The driver was treated and released.

According to the DPS, the students’ car was driving south on I-35 when it hydroplaned and lost control, skidding off the highway. He then returned to the highway and blocked the outer lane after it “became disabled”.

In a statement, the OU said: “The university is devastated to learn of the tragic passing of three students. Each was a valued and loved member of our community. At this time, we ask the public to respect their families’ privacy.”

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