3 OU students killed in semi-truck crash on I-35 in Kay County

Posted on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 at 9:54 pm    

TONKAWA, OK (KAY COUNTY) – Three meteorology students from the University of Oklahoma were killed in a crash with a semi-truck on I-35 in Kay County late last night, according to information from KFOR.

The crash occurred in Tonkawa on I-35 S near mile marker 214 at around 11:23 p.m., when the driver of a southbound 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan hydroplaned and lost control of the vehicle.

The Volkswagen traveled off the right side of the road, then became disabled in the roadway. It was then struck by a southbound 2020 Freightliner semi-truck.

The three people inside the Volkswagen, 20-year-old Nicholas K. Nair, of Denton, Texas, 22-year-old Drake H. Brooks, of Evansville, Indiana, and 19-year-old Gavin A. Short, of Grayslake, Illinois, were trapped within the wreckage for over five hours.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


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