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University of Wyoming swimmers killed in car crash in Colorado

Three University of Wyoming swimmers were killed in a single-vehicle crash on a Colorado highway Thursday afternoon, and two team members were injured in the tragedy.

The victims were an 18-year-old woman and two men, ages 21 and 22. According to Coloradoans, As state police say.

The three were driving southbound on U.S. Highway 287, 16 miles from the Wyoming-Colorado border and about 40 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado, about 2:44 p.m. when a driver struck the road. The vehicle deviated from the road and overturned multiple times. the university said.

The newspaper added that two student-athletes were removed from the vehicle.


On February 22, 2024, three University of Wyoming swimmers were killed in a single-car accident. KDVR

Two members of the men's team were injured in the fatal collision.
Two members of the men’s team were injured in the fatal collision. CBS News

Other members of Wyoming’s swimming and diving team, ages 20 and 21, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Head Coach Dave Denniston told Swimswam The team is “devastated” while University of California President Ed Seidel said he was “heartbroken” over the fatal accident.

“We are heartbroken by the news of this terrible tragedy for our university, state, student-athlete community, and most importantly, the families and friends of these young men,” Seidel said in a statement. . “There are not enough words to express our sadness.”

Wyoming has not yet released the swimmer’s name until next of kin is notified.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the swimming and diving student-athletes, coaches, families, and friends,” said Tom Berman, director of athletics at the University of Washington. “Losing a University of Wyoming family is difficult and we mourn the loss of our student-athletes. We have counseling services available to student-athletes and coaches in their time of need.”

In September 2001, eight Wyoming cross country and track runners died in a head-on collision Includes SUVs and pickup trucks.

This is a developing story.

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