Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team who died in a car crash in Colorado on Thursday were identified Friday night.

Charlie Clark, a 19-year-old sophomore on the men’s team, Carson Muir, an 18-year-old freshman on the women’s team, and Luke Slabber, a 21-year-old junior on the men’s team, were announced as the victims.

University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel said in a statement that the school suffered a “tremendous loss.”

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3 victims of an accident in Wyoming

This combination of photos provided by the University of Wyoming shows members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team, from left, Luke Slabber, Charlie Clark and Carson Muir. Slabber, Clark and Muir died in a highway accident in northern Colorado on Thursday, February 22, 2024. (University of Wyoming via AP)

“My thoughts and prayers are with our swimming and diving student-athletes, coaches, families and friends,” added Wyoming athletics director Tom Burman. “It is difficult to lose members of our University of Wyoming family and we mourn the loss of these student-athletes. We have counseling services available to our student-athletes and coaches in our time of need.”

A GoFundMe has been created for the victims’ families.

Two other members of the swimming and diving team were injured. They are believed to have diedthreatening injuries.

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“We are heartbroken at the news of this terrible tragedy for our university, our state, our community of student-athletes and, most importantly, the families and friends of these young men,” Seidel said. “Words are insufficient to express our sadness.”

The single-vehicle crash occurred about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border on US 287 between Laramie, Wyoming and Fort Collins, Colorado.

Photos from FOX 31 Denver showed the wrecked vehicle.

wrecked vehicle

A tow truck takes away the destroyed vehicle. (FOX 31 Denver)

Remains of the car accident

The photo shows the SUV lying on an embankment. (FOX 31 Denver)

A van with five people inside swerved and left the road. According to authorities, the vehicle overturned several times.

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According to the Associated Press, at least 15 of the school’s students have died in recent years on the dangerous road.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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