Five college students died on Sunday after their pickup truck struck a guardrail.
The 2006 Chevrolet Colorado struck a guardrail in Tahlequah, Okla., came back on the road, drove through another rail, and drove off a bridge. The truck fell into a river below, landing on its top.
All five victims died at the scene of the crash:
Donovan Caldwell of Muskogee, 18
Jessica Swartwout of McAlester, 18
Drake Wells of Thackerville, 19
Rhianna Seely of Salina, 18
Lily Murphy of Gentry, Arkansas, 18
— David Norris (@DavidNorrisTV) September 18, 2017
Caldwell was driving the truck at the time of the incident. A cause for the crash has yet to be determined.
“I cannot fathom the pain the families and friends of these young people are going through as a result of this terrible and tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them this morning,” President Steve Turner of Northeastern State University, the students’ college, said in a statement.
A vigil was planned for the students on Monday night.
This is where it happened. Today communities across two states are grieving 5 young lives lost far too soon. pic.twitter.com/3k65xgsuKT
— Sawyer Buccy (@SawyerBuccy) September 18, 2017