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“Tragic Loss: Three University of Wyoming Swimmers Die in Car Crash”

Tragic Loss: Three University of Wyoming Swimmers Die in Car Crash

The University of Wyoming community is mourning the loss of three talented swimmers who tragically lost their lives in a car crash. The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 287, approximately 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border. The university has identified the victims as Charlie Clark, Carson Muir, and Luke Slabber.

Charlie Clark, a 19-year-old sophomore and psychology major from Las Vegas, Nevada, was a member of the men’s swimming team. Carson Muir, an 18-year-old freshman from Birmingham, Alabama, was studying animal and veterinary sciences and was part of the women’s team. Luke Slabber, a 21-year-old junior from Cape Town, South Africa, was pursuing a degree in construction management.

The news of this devastating accident comes just days after the university community mourned the loss of Sabrina Geller, an Army ROTC student whose body was found in the Vedauwoo area. While the cause of her death has not been determined, authorities have ruled out foul play.

The university president, Ed Seidel, expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased swimmers and emphasized the impact they had on the campus community. Despite their diverse backgrounds, these athletes found a home at the University of Wyoming and formed strong bonds within the student-athlete community.

Director of Athletics Tom Burman also extended his sympathies to the affected families and friends. He acknowledged the difficulty of losing members of the university family and assured that counseling services were available to support student-athletes and coaches during this challenging time.

In addition to counseling services provided by the university, the Dean of Students Office is offering support for students’ well-being and academic needs. Employees can seek assistance through the Employee Assistance Program provided by MINES & Associates.

As the university mourns the loss of these talented individuals, President Ed Seidel called on the community to come together and support those who are suffering. He emphasized the importance of compassion and kindness in times of tragedy, highlighting the unity that characterizes the University of Wyoming community.

The swimming and diving team, as well as the entire university, will deeply miss Charlie Clark, Carson Muir, and Luke Slabber. Their untimely deaths serve as a reminder of the fragility of life and the need to cherish every moment. The University of Wyoming will continue to provide support and resources to those affected by this heartbreaking incident.

Ed Seidel, President

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