2 High School Football Players Die in a Car Crash in Oklahoma
A close-knit community in Oklahoma is mourning the loss of two of their high school football players who died in a car crash over the weekend.
Braxton Wheeler and Angel Herrera, students at Mustang High School, tragically passed away over the weekend. Both students were involved in a fatal car accident.
Their high school's football team confirmed on Twitter that two of their star players died, sharing that the community is deeply mourning the loss of Wheeler and Herrera.
The two student-athletes died in an accident that occurred early on Saturday morning that took place in close proximity to Southwest 89th Street and Czech Hall Road.
Mustang Football announced the tragic news of the loss of Herrera and Wheeler, along with a touching tribute to them. The tweet reads:
"Braxton and Angel will be greatly missed today. We LOVE you boys. #WeAreMustang"
Our hearts are broken by the loss of two of our brothers who tragically passed away this weekend. So thankful for all of the love and support from our school, community, and surrounding communities. Braxton and Angel will be greatly missed today. We LOVE you boys. #WeAreMustang pic.twitter.com/MZlwZtVQ2k— Mustang Football (@1BroncoFootball) March 22, 2021
STRUCK A POLE
Authorities had confirmed that Wheeler and Herrera were driving together in the early hours of Saturday morning when their vehicle crashed into a pole.
Many of the two students' friends spoke out about their immense grief following the two girls' death sharing their shock and disbelief.
There is no clear indication as to what the cause of the fatal accident is, but the police department is undergoing a thorough investigation to determine the reason why the high school students crashed.
Remembering these two young lives lost in an early morning car crash in Mustang on Saturday. Seeing them in their football uniforms gutted me this morning. Holding the community in my heart. pic.twitter.com/7M46IOHbLo— Shelby Cashman (@KOCOShelby) March 23, 2021
The surrounding community has stepped in to help the two sophomore students' families during this difficult time. More than $7000 has been raised for the Herrera family and $14000 for the Wheeler family.
Mustang High School's Principal Kathy Knowles released a statement on Facebook confirming the tragic news of the two students' deaths sharing:
"Our hearts go out to the families of these two young people, and all who have been affected by this tragedy."
The absolute worst fear I have as an educator/coach is learning the tragic news of loss of a young life. And in this case, it doubly terrible.— CoachHep (@LynHepner) March 22, 2021
My sincerest condolences go out to family and friends as well as their brothers and sisters of the Mustang football family
A community in Alabama suffered a similar loss when two 17-year-old students died in a car accident earlier this month. Hannah Wright and Rene Nguyen were involved in a car accident that took both their lives.
The two girls were students at Baker High School. The authorities confirmed that the car did not stop at a stop sign, which resulted in a head-on collision with a tree.
Nguyen and Wright were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident when emergency personnel arrived. The cause of the accident is not evident with authorities launching an investigation.
Many of the two students' friends spoke out about their immense grief following the two girls' death sharing their shock and disbelief that the 17-year-olds did not survive the accident.