Suburban Grayslake meteorology student among 3 killed in crash

CHICAGO (CBS) — The weather forecasting community has been made aware this morning of the loss of three meteorology students from the University of Oklahoma, including a teenager from suburban Chicago.

They were killed when their car hydroplaned during a storm Friday night on I-35 north of Oklahoma City. They ran off the highway and back onto the highway where they were struck by a passing truck.

The students who died include 19-year-old Gavin Short of Grayslake.

The National Weather Service office in Norman, Oklahoma, dedicated its balloon launch Saturday night in honor of the students.

The OU School of Meteorology calls it an “unthinkable heartbreak.” They are encouraging everyone on campus to come together in kindness and sincere support for one another.

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