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6 students killed in crash with semi


TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — Six teenage college students have been killed in a two-vehicle collision in southern Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Freeway Patrol mentioned Tuesday.

The scholars have been in a passenger automobile that collided with a semi about 12:30 p.m. in Tishomingo, a rural metropolis of about 3,000 situated about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma Metropolis, in line with OHP spokesperson Sarah Stewart.

Stewart mentioned she didn’t have particulars of the collision or the precise ages of the scholars however that every one six victims have been feminine. The situation of the semi driver was not instantly identified.

Pictures from the crash scene confirmed a just about destroyed black automobile with what gave the impression to be a pink steering wheel among the many rubble.

Tishomingo Public College Superintendent Bobby Waitman mentioned in a Facebook post that the district had “an important loss” involving college students from the district’s highschool.

“Our hearts are damaged, and we’re grieving with our college students and employees,” mentioned Waitman, who didn’t instantly return a telephone name on Tuesday.

Waitman mentioned counselors could be accessible at the highschool all through the evening Tuesday and that faculty could be open on Wednesday with a give attention to “the emotional well-being of our college students.”

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This story has been corrected to point out that Tishomingo is southeast of Oklahoma Metropolis.



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