Indiana State University is in mourning this week after the tragic loss of multiple students on Sunday.
The school announced on Sunday that five Indiana State University students were involved in a single-car accident and five of the passengers are believed to be students, with three of them reportedly dying.
Indiana State University football players were believed to be in the car.
“This is a terrible tragedy,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said. “As we are waiting on additional details from authorities investigating this accident, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the students involved.”
The Cincinnati Enquirer has confirmed that freshman football player Caleb VanHooser was among those killed in the tragic accident.
“Caleb VanHooser, a former Lakota East High School football standout and freshman defensive back at Indiana State University, was among three people killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday a few miles from the school’s Terre Haute campus in Riley, Indiana, family members confirmed,” The Enquirer reports.
The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle was on fire by the time deputies arrived.
“Two of the occupants were able to be freed from the vehicle and were transported for medical treatment with serious injuries,” the sheriff’s office said. “Unfortunately, the driver and two other occupants were pronounced deceased on the scene.”
The University announced the news on its website and also announced the ISU women’s soccer game is being rescheduled due to the tragedy.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.