Students from Wyoming universities killed in Colorado traffic accident

Three talented University of Wyoming student athletes swimmers were killed in a highway collision in Colorado, leaving several families in Wyoming inconsolable.

Following the tragedy, the school community has come together to assist the swim team and the bereaved families.

The University of Wyoming is a land grant university in Laramie Wyoming. It enrolls over 12,000 students. (Photo by: Don and Melinda Crawford/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

According to numerous accounts, the university’s swim team members Carson Muir, Charlie Clark, and Luke Slabber sadly perished in the collision on Highway 287 north of Fort Collins. The university has been rocked by the news, and both students and staff have shown their sympathy and support for one another.

The deadly collision happened on Thursday, February 22, just before 2:45 p.m., when the Toyota Rav4 carrying Muir, Clark, Slabber, and two other people went off the road as it was heading south towards Fort Collins. According to preliminary findings, the car swerved to dodge a slowing down car.

According to preliminary reports, the driver swerved, causing the car to go off the road and roll many times. According to a university news release, the accident is being investigated.

But as of this writing, the Colorado State Patrol said on Friday, February 23, that distractions and speed have not been ruled out as potential causes of the collision. This was reported by NBC News.

The publication further stated that two additional men’s swimming and diving team members, one of whom was operating the car, were also involved in the collision, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and were later discharged from the hospital.

Since then, Tom Burman, the athletic director at Wyoming, has released a statement urging solidarity for the families of the deceased students. “Please offer up prayers for these family; they will require all the help they can get. The statement said, “We live by the One Wyoming tagline, which means we are one State and support our Cowboys and Cowgirls. We use it in our facility.

“I offer my condolences to (the families),” he said. I believe that this is what everyone in Colorado and Wyoming would say.

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