University of Wyoming identifies 3 swim team members who died in car crash

The University of Wyoming has identified the three members of the swim team who died in a single-car accident in northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon.

The university said Friday that the athletes were Carson Muir, 18, a freshman on the woman's team, and men's team members Charlie Clark, 19, a sophomore, and Luke Slabber, 21, a junior. Muir was from Birmingham, Alabama; Clark from Las Vegas, and Slabber from Cape Town, South Africa.

Two other members of the men's swimming and diving team were injured in the crash, the university said, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"My thoughts and prayers are with our swimming and diving student-athletes, coaches, families and friends," Wyoming athletics director Tom Burman said in a statement. "It is difficult to lose members of our University of Wyoming family, and we mourn the loss of these student-athletes."

Burman said counseling services were being made available "to our student-athletes and coaches in our time of need."

The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 287 about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border.

According to the Coloradoan, part of the USA TODAY Network, a Toyota RAV4 with five occupants was traveling south when it went off the left shoulder of the highway and rolled multiple times.

The newspaper said the accident site is near where three University of Wyoming students were killed in a 2021 crash.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: University of Wyoming athletes killed in single-car crash identified