The University of Wyoming has identified the three members of the swimming and diving team who were killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 287 Thursday.

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According to the Colorado State Patrol, the crash happened around 2:44 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Red Mountain Road between Virginia Dale and Livermore, about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border.

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The CSP says a Toyota RAV4 with five occupants was traveling southbound when the driver swerved and the SUV went off the left-hand side of the highway and rolled multiple times, ejecting two people.

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Killed were Charlie Clark, 19, a sophomore on the men’s team and a psychology major from Las Vegas, Nevada; Carson Muir, 18, a freshman on the women’s team and an animal and veterinary sciences major from Birmingham, Alabama; and Luke Slabber, 21, a junior on the men’s team studying construction management from Cape Town, South Africa.

Two other members of the men’s team were also injured in the crash, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

UW President: Tragic Loss for Our Community

"The terrible news of this fatal crash comes as our campus is still reeling from last week’s loss of Army ROTC student Sabrina Geller, of Laramie," UW President Ed Seidel in a message Friday morning said.

Geller's body was found in the Vedauwoo area on Feb. 14.

The circumstances of her death are still being investigated, but the Albany County Sheriff's Office says there was no sign of foul play.

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"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," said Seidel.

"That’s certainly the case for our swimming and diving team members as well," Seidel added. "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."

Counseling Resources

UW Athletics is making counseling resources available for its student-athletes and staff through:

  • Interim Director of Student-Athlete Well-Being, Rachel Amity
  • Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Well-Being, Tedder Easton

Other UW students in need of support are encouraged to call the University Counseling Center at 307-766-2187.

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students can also call an after-hours crisis counselor at 307-766-8989.

The Dean of Students Office, 307-766-3296, is available for any well-being support or academic assistance students may need.

And UW employees may seek assistance through the Employee Assistance Program, specifically MINES & Associates, at 1-800-873-7138.

"As we mourn the loss of these students, let’s do our best and pull together, support those who are suffering, and show the compassion and kindness that characterize what it means to be part of this community," said Seidel.

Charlie Clark | Carson Muir | Luke Slabber -
Charlie Clark | Carson Muir | Luke Slabber -

Albany County Legislators Send Condolences After Loss of 3 University of Wyoming Student-Athletes

Albany County Representatives Andrew, Chestek, Provenza, and Sherwood, and Senators Furphy and Rothfuss issued to following statement Friday morning:

We are shocked and saddened at the news of this terrible loss. Our student-athletes are a source of pride for our community and state. Your Albany County delegation stands ready to work with the families and university faculty, staff and students impacted by this tragedy to provide resources for healing.

Today the House and Senate paused for a moment of silence to honor the three students killed and to pray for those who were injured.

We encourage those who need support to contact the University Counseling Center at (307) 766-2187 or after-hours crisis counselor at (307) 766-8989.

UW employees may seek assistance through the Employee Assistance Program by calling 1-800-873-7138.

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Families

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the families of the three student-athletes who were killed to help offset funeral expenses and travel.

As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, the page had raised $31,402 of its $60,000 goal.

To donate to the page click here.

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