3 Swimmers from University of Wyoming Killed in Road Crash near Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado: Three University of Wyoming swim team members died in a crash on U.S. Highway 287 north of Fort Collins on Thursday afternoon.

The Colorado State Patrol and the University of Wyoming confirmed in a news release on Thursday night that the individuals who perished in the collision were members of the swim team, aged 22, 21, and 18.

The solo vehicular collision happened at approximately 2:44 p.m. on Thursday close to the junction of U.S. Highway 287 and Red Mountain Road (Larimer County Road 37). The area is situated around 25 miles north of Fort Collins and 5 miles north of Livermore.

The site is in close proximity to where three University of Wyoming students perished in a crash in 2021. The statement indicated that a Toyota RAV4 carrying five people was heading south when it veered off the left side of the roadway and rolled several times. Two individuals were expelled from the vehicle.

State police reported that two other individuals in the vehicle, who are also members of the swim team, were taken to nearby medical facilities with injuries that are thought to be non-life threatening.

The University of Wyoming stated that it will not disclose the names of deceased individuals until their families have been notified.

The agency stated that the collision is still in its first phases and the reason, as well as other potential variables contributing to the crash, are still being investigated.

The occupants of the vehicle were not thought to be traveling for an official school function at the time of the crash, as stated in the announcement.