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3 OU Student Meteorologists are killed in Car Wreck near Watonga after Storm Chasing in Kansas

On Saturday the University of Oklahoma announced that 3 students were killed in an accident on Friday night.  The students were killed in a wreck after a night of chasing tornadoes in the Wichita area in Kansas. Oklahoma University identified the students as Drake Brooks, Nicholas Nair, and Gavin Short.

KOCO reported that the students were killed in a wreck with a semi-truck after the vehicle they were driving hydroplaned and went off the road. The collision with the semi-truck occurred after the students attempted to get the vehicle back on the road.

The University of Oklahoma released a statement saying “we recognize how difficult this is to bear for their peers and community within the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences especially the school of meteorology”.