Three OU students killed in wreck Friday evening

Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed Friday evening on Interstate 35 near Tonkawa in Kay County, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said. First responders pronounced the three dead at the scene, according to a DPS news release. They were in a Volkswagen Tiguan, according to the release. They were on their way home after storm chasing in Kansas, DPS said. The second vehicle involved in the accident was a tractor-trailer. The driver was treated and released.According to DPS, the students’ car was driving southbound on I-35 when it hydroplaned and lost control, sliding off the highway. It then returned to the highway and blocked the outside lane after it “became disabled.” In a statement, OU said: “The university is devastated to learn of the tragic passing of three students. Each were valued and loved members 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 evening on Interstate 35 near Tonkawa in Kay County, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said.

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

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

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

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

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

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