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Report: Birdville football player among two teens killed in Oklahoma car crash
Two Birdville High School students were killed and a third was critically injured in a car accident in western Oklahoma Friday.
The two students were lost their lives were 15-year-old Abigail Key and 17-year-old Chance Clifton, both of Richland Hills. According to NBCDFW.com, Clifton was a starting cornerback for the Birdville HS football team. The car's driver, Colby Wade, was also a football player. He was taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center with critical injuries. A fourth passenger, 17-year-old Caleb Wade, was treated and released from the hospital, according to NBC.
The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer rig's dual wheels broke from the rig and hit the Jeep the teens were in.
Birdville ISD released the following statement in response to the tragedy:
Birdville ISD and the Birdville High School community are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of two of our students in the accident Friday evening in Oklahoma. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families, and to the families of the two BHS students who were also injured in the accident.