3 Oklahoma meteorology students killed after chasing storm

The Associated Press - May 1, 2022 8:12 am

TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — Officials says three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer rig in northern Oklahoma. The students were travelling back from chasing a powerful tornado in Kansas.

The OHP reports that 20-year-old Nicholas Nair of Denton, Texas; 19-year-old Gavin Short of Grayslake, Illinois; and 22-year-old Drake Brooks of Evansville, Indiana, died in the crash on Friday. Authorities say the three were in a southbound vehicle driven by Nair on Interstate 35 just before 11:30 p.m. when the vehicle hydroplaned and was struck by a tractor-trailer rig.

The crash occurred in Tonkawa, about 85 miles north of Oklahoma City.


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