Three people were killed and a fourth injured in a major car crash on the campus of Sam Houston State University.
It happened around 5 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Bowers and South Avenue. No details about the cause of the crash have been released.
Three of the victims who died were identified as Blanca Espinal, 19, of Houston, and Eric Torres, 22, of San Juan, and Alfonso Mata, 20, of Brownsville.
The surviving victim was identified as 22-year-old Thomas Roling of The Woodlands.
Officials have confirmed that the South Avenue and Bowers entrances have been closed and will remain so until further notice.
SHSU President Dana Gibson issued the following statement:
“Our Bearkat Family is deeply saddened by the loss of our students in this tragic accident. Our hearts go out to their family and friends during this difficult time.”
Graduation ceremonies and ACT testing were not affected by the accident and took place as scheduled.