Three University of Wyoming swimmers killed in crash near Wyoming-Colorado border

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LARAMIE, Wyoming (ABC4) — Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team were killed in a single-vehicle crash near the Wyoming-Colorado border Thursday afternoon, according to a press release from the university.

The victims have been identified as Charlie Clark, 19, a sophomore on the men’s team and a psychology major from Las Vegas, Nev.; Carson Muir, 18, a freshman on the women’s team and an animal and veterinary sciences major from Birmingham, Ala.; and Luke Slabber, 21, a junior on the men’s team studying construction management from Cape Town, South Africa, according to the university.

Two other members of the men’s swimming and diving team were also injured in the crash, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the university.

“The University of Wyoming family has suffered a tremendous loss,” Ed Seidel, president of the University of Wyoming, stated in the release.

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The accident, which did not involve any other vehicles, reportedly occurred on U.S. Highway 287, around 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border on Feb. 22. It occurred just a week after the university’s Army ROTC student Sabrina Geller, of Laramie, was found deceased in the Vedauwoo area on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

The circumstances of Geller’s death are reportedly still being investigated, though law enforcement said there were no signs of foul play, according to the release.

“I attended Sabrina’s memorial service Thursday, along with many from our community, and I was touched by the number of people she had impacted in her short life. That’s certainly the case for our swimming and diving team members as well,” Seidel stated. “They hailed from widely different geographies, but they found a home on our campus and in our student-athlete community. We will miss them all immensely.”

University of Wyoming students in need of support are encouraged to reach out to the University Counseling Center at (307) 766-2187. The center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. An after-hours crisis counselor is also available at (307) 766-8989.

No further information is available at this time.

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