Texas A&M University-Commerce experienced a great loss after two members of its women’s basketball team died in a car accident on Loop 286 in Paris.
Four members of the Lion’s were injured as they traveled to Paris High School to watch a summer league basketball game.
Two of the women, Aubree Butts of Lewisville and Devin Oliver of Rowlett, passed away while La’Tisha Hearne of Richardson and Zenobia Winbush of Schertz, Texas were first in critical condition and have since been released from the hospital.
“This is an unspeakable tragedy and a loss that is felt by the entire university community, made more grievous by the dreams that will not be fulfilled. Our prayers go out to the loved ones of those we have lost,” said A&M-Commerce President Dan R. Jones.
All four of the students are high profile leaders on campus, having served in several student organization and leadership roles outside of the team.
A student-led candlelight vigil took place Wednesday afternoon in honor of the students.
Our condolences go out to the families of the young ladies during this difficult time.
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