Three OU students killed in Friday night shipwreck

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

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

First responders pronounced all three dead at the scene, according to a DPS press release.

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

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

According to the DPS, the students’ car was traveling southbound on I-35 when it hydroplaned and lost control, sliding off the freeway. He then returned to the freeway and blocked the outside lane after he “became disabled”.

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

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