Lakota East graduate, football player among 3 killed in crash near Indiana State University – WLWT Cincinnati

Lakota East graduate, football player among 3 killed in crash near Indiana State University - WLWT Cincinnati

The Lakota East community is mourning the loss of a recent graduate. According to Lakota Local Schools Superintendent Matt Miller, Caleb VanHooser, a recent Lakota East graduate and football player, was among the three people killed in the crash near Indiana State University on Sunday. A release from the university’s athletic department said five people were in the. vehicle when it crashed, including several soccer players. Miller posted to his Facebook saying “Thinking of Caleb, his family, and his friends from East – and beyond. Thunderhawk hearts are heavy today.” Tributes to VanHooser, who just graduated in May, can be seen all over social media. Lakota East Football also took to Facebook to show their support. “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Caleb VanHooser, former Hawk great, and Indiana State football player who was called to Heaven early this morning. We will never forget his contributions to our program. RIP#2. We love you. .” Lakota East Football Coach Rick Haynes also shared a statement, “Caleb was an outstanding young man. He was a wonderful son, a devoted friend and devoted teammate, as well as an outstanding football player. His wise sense of humor would light up any room. His intense competitiveness was contagious and our football program is better because he was a part of it. We are all saddened at Lakota East and continue to pray for his family.” Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse said the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Riley, Indiana. The vehicle left the road and hit a tree. It was a fire when deputies arrived. Two passengers were able to be freed from the vehicle and were treated for serious injuries, Plasse said. The driver and two other passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. University President Deborah J. Curtis called the crash “a terrible tragedy.” Riley is about 10 miles from the university’s Terre Haute campus. VanHooser just finished his first week of classes at the university

The Lakota East community is mourning the loss of a recent graduate.

According to Lakota Local Schools Superintendent Matt Miller, Caleb VanHooser, a recent Lakota East graduate and football player, was among the three people killed in the crash near Indiana State University on Sunday.

A release from the university’s athletic department said five people were in the vehicle when it crashed, including several football players.

Miller posted to his Facebook saying “Thinking of Caleb, his family, and his friends from East – and beyond. Thunderhawk hearts are heavy today.”

Tributes to VanHooser, who just graduated in May, can be seen all over social media.

Lakota East Football also took to Facebook to show their support.

“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Caleb VanHooser, former Hawk great, and Indiana State football player who was called to Heaven early this morning. We will never forget his contributions to our program. RIP#2. We love you. .”

Lakota East Football Coach Rick Haynes also shared a statement, “Caleb was an outstanding young man. He was a wonderful son, a devoted friend and devoted teammate, as well as an outstanding football player. His wise sense of humor would light up any room. His intense competitiveness was contagious and our football program is better because he was a part of it. We are all saddened at Lakota East and continue to pray for his family.”

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Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse said the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Riley, Indiana. The vehicle left the road and hit a tree. It was burning when deputies arrived.

Two passengers were able to be freed from the vehicle and were treated for serious injuries, Plasse said. The driver and two other passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

University President Deborah J. Curtis called the crash “a terrible tragedy.”

Riley is about 10 miles from the university’s Terre Haute campus.

VanHooser just finished his first week of classes at the university.

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