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3 University of Wyoming Students Dead After Car Crashes In Northern Colorado

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Three members of the University of Wyoming swim and dive team are dead after a single-car accident in a remote part of Larmier County, Colorado.

The University of Wyoming has released a statement about the tragic car accident that left the three university students dead on U.S. highway 287 in Colorado, 10 miles south of the Wyoming border.

The University has identified three members of the swim and dive team who were killed as Charlie Clark, 19, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Carson Muir, 18, of Birmingham, Alabama, and Luke Slabber, 21, of Cape Town, South Africa. Two other passengers in the vehicle, also members of the swim and dive team, survived and were taken to an area hospital.  “Their injuries are not believed to be non life-threatening,” so said the release.

According to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), a Toyota RAV4 heading southbound on U.S. Highway 287, went off the left shoulder and rolled multiple times. Two passengers were ejected. CSP said they didn’t believe the students were traveling for an official school function.

University of Wyoming Director of Athletics Tom Burman released a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with our swimming and diving student-athletes, coaches, families and friends,” says UW Director of Athletics Tom Burman. “It is difficult to lose members of our University of Wyoming family, and we mourn the loss of these student-athletes. We have counseling services available to our student-athletes and coaches in our time of need.”

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon also released a statement saying, “Jennie and I join the entire university community and all of Wyoming in mourning this tragic loss, and we ask you to keep their families, friends, and loved ones close to your hearts during this difficult time.”

The University of Wyoming has set up counseling services for students and teachers and the president of the school, Ed Seidel, reminds students, faculty, and staff as they “mourn the loss of these students, let’s do our best and pull together, support those who are suffering, and show the compassion and kindness that characterize what it means to be part of this community.”

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