Three storm chasers killed: OU meteorology students Drake Brooks, Nicholas Nair, Gavin brief die in crash, officials say - WLS-tv

TONKAWA, Okla. (WLS) -- A 19-year-historical man from suburban Grayslake is amongst three college of Oklahoma college students killed whereas returning home from storm chasing.

Gavin short changed into a passenger in a Volkswagen Tiguan that crashed on Interstate 35 near Tonkawa, Oklahoma late Friday night, in response to motorway patrol.

The vehicle was being driven by Nicholas Nair, 20, of Denton, Texas. The other passenger is recognized as Drake Brooks, 22, of Evansville, Indiana, police referred to.

The college students were returning domestic from storm chasing in Kansas when their automobile hydroplaned and become struck with the aid of a semi truck, officers pointed out.

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All three had been meteorology college students on the college, which launched right here observation on Saturday:

The college is devastated to be trained of the tragic passing of three students. each had been valued and loved participants of our community. at this time, we ask the general public to appreciate the privacy of their households.

tuition of Oklahoma President Joseph Harroz, Jr. launched an announcement on Twitter Sunday.

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