3 Oklahoma University meteorology students killed in crash on way home after tornado-chasing in Kansas

23 days ago

Tonkawa news, Oklahoma news.

Three meteorology students were killed on the way back to the University of Oklahoma after chasing storms in Kansas Friday.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said that the young men died in a tragic crash at around 11:30 p.m. on Interstate 35, nearly 85 miles north of Oklahoma City.

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  • Nicholas Nair, 20, was behind the wheel of the car that also carried Gavin Short, 19, and Drake Brooks, 22. Detectives said the car hydroplaned and lost control before being struck by a tractor-trailer.

    “The university is devastated to learn of the tragic passing of three students. Each was a valued and loved member of our community,” the University said in a statement.

    A twister had swept through Andover, Kansas late Friday leaving a path of destruction but no reports of fatalities.