Three students killed in fiery crash
The three people who died in a fiery overnight crash earlier this week have been identified.
According to a news release from the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office, Calvin Voneravong, 21, of Grand Prairie; Tyler Wagers, 21, of Ohio; and Karolina Mora, 26, of California, died in the accident Monday morning.
The three young adults were members of Liberty In North Korea, a California-based nonprofit group. The organization’s website has a statement offering support to the families.
“We are so honored to have known these selfless individuals who were dedicated to working for a more just world and inspired and touched thousands of lives,” the statement reads. “The world has lost three incredible peacemakers, and they will forever remain in our hearts as we continue on with the work they so passionately believed in.”
LiNK also has created a fund for the families of Voneravong, Wagers and Mora that by Friday had exceeded its goal of $30,000.
At about 3:30 a.m. Monday, the van carrying Voneravong, Wagers and Mora was traveling west near the intersection of U.S. 87 and FM 41 when it pulled in front of a semi truck, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The truck, driven by Benjamin Lee Ocanas of Sundown, was filled with a flammable liquid, which ignited.
Ocanas was released from University Medical Center on Tuesday.
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Source: Lubbock Online "Three people killed in fiery crash identified". Staff, May 09, 2014