Three young men who were killed Sunday after being involved in a fiery five-person crash are identified as students from Indiana State University, according to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office.
Five people were in the vehicle early Sunday morning when it went off the road and hit a tree on State Road 46 in Indiana, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle caught fire before first responders arrived on the scene. Authorities are now working to positively identify the victims in the crash who were football players.
Driver & Two Passengers Die In Fiery Wreck Involving Students
Three people — described as the driver and two passengers — were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Two others were transported to a medical facility “with serious injuries.” Authorities identified the victims Monday as 18-year-old Christian Eubanks of Waukegan, Illinois, and 19-year-olds Caleb VanHooser, of Liberty Township, Ohio, and Jayden Musili of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
It is with heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Caleb VanHooser, former Hawk great, and Indiana State football player who was called home to Heaven early this morning. We will never forget his contributions to our program. RIP#2. We love you. pic.twitter.com/cV5gh8ysJA
— Lakota East Football (@hawksfootball12) August 21, 2022
Two others involved in the crash and injured are identified as 20-year-old Omarian Dixon, of Lafayette, Indiana, and 19-year-old John Moore of Wheaton, Illinois.
“This is a terrible tragedy,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said before authorities identified the young men in the crash.
“As we are waiting on additional details from authorities investigating this accident, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the students involved.”
According to the Tribune-Star, a vigil for the victims was held Sunday outside the arch at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute.
The William Henry Harrison High School football team announce that Omarian Dixon was “out of surgery” in a tweet shared Sunday. The school added that he “still needs all of the prayers he can get.” John Moore’s condition is unknown at this time.
As many of you know, Omarion was involved in a major accident over night. He is out of surgery and still needs all of the prayers he can get.
Fight on, O. You got this, 47. 🔹🔸
— HHS Raider Football (@HHS_Raider_FB) August 21, 2022