Three storm chasers killed: OU meteorology students Drake brooks, Nicholas Nair, Gavin short die in crash, officers say - WLS-television

TONKAWA, Okla. (WLS) -- A 19-12 months-old man from suburban Grayslake is amongst three school of Oklahoma college students killed whereas returning domestic from storm chasing.

Gavin brief become a passenger in a Volkswagen Tiguan that crashed on Interstate 35 near Tonkawa, Oklahoma late Friday nighttime, in keeping with dual carriageway patrol.

The car changed into being driven by means of Nicholas Nair, 20, of Denton, Texas. The different passenger is identified as Drake Brooks, 22, of Evansville, Indiana, police said.

The students have been returning home from storm chasing in Kansas when their motor vehicle hydroplaned and became struck through a semi truck, officers stated.

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All three were meteorology students at the university, which launched the following remark on Saturday:

The school is devastated to be trained of the tragic passing of three college students. each and every had been valued and loved participants of our neighborhood. at present, we ask the public to respect the privateness of their households.

institution of Oklahoma President Joseph Harroz, Jr. released a statement on Twitter Sunday.

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