THREE stormtroopers have died after a horror accident while storming after a tornado that tore through Andover, Kansas, destroying hundreds of homes.
The three victims were meteorology students at the University of Oklahoma, according to reports.
Nicholas Nair, 20, Gavin Short, 19, and Drake Brooks, 22, were killed after their vehicle wandered off and lost control, according to the NBCDFW.
Their car drove off the road and was hit by another car.
They were reportedly on their way back from storm hunting in Kansas after a tornado struck and damaged hundreds of homes and buildings.
The driver of the other vehicle was reportedly treated and discharged from a hospital.
National Weather Service Norman, Oklahoma tweeted that their evening balloon release was in honor of the three victims of the crash.
“On this very sad day in the Norman weather community, our evening weather balloon launch is dedicated to Nic, Drake and Gavin – OU meteorology students who died in a tragic traffic accident last night.”
Officials said Saturday that more than 15,000 people were without power as a result of the Kansas tornado.
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