LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming and Samuel Brodie are looking to raise at least $60,000 to aid in offsetting funeral expenses and travel for the family's of three swimmers who were tragically killed in a car accident Thursday afternoon in northern Colorado.

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The GoFundMe page was set up three hours ago and has already tallied 69 donors and $6,695 that will go to the loved ones of Charlie Clark, 19, a sophomore on the men’s team and a psychology major from Las Vegas, Nev.; Carson Muir, 18, a freshman on the women’s team and an animal and veterinary sciences major from Birmingham, Ala.; and Luke Slabber, 21, a junior on the men’s team studying construction management from Cape Town, South Africa were killed in this accident.

Two members of the Wyoming men's swim team were also injured in the one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 287 northwest of Livermore, Colo.

"We are heartsick at the news of this terrible tragedy for our university, our state, our student-athlete community, and most importantly, the families and friends of these young people," UW President Ed Seidel said in a statement. "Words are insufficient to express our sadness."

"My thoughts and prayers are with our swimming and diving student-athletes, coaches, families and friends," UW Director of Athletics Tom Burman says. "It is difficult to lose members of our University of Wyoming family, and we mourn the loss of these student-athletes."
You can find the GoFundMe page right HERE.

Other UW students in need of support are encouraged to contact the University Counseling Center at (307) 766-2187. The Counseling Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and is prepared to support students. Students can also call an after-hours crisis counselor at (307) 766-8989.

The Dean of Students Office, (307) 766-3296, is available for any well-being support or academic assistance students may need.

UW employees may seek assistance through the Employee Assistance Program -- specifically, MINES & Associates, at 1-800-873-7138.

University of Wyoming Athletics is making counseling resources available for its student-athletes and staff through:
• Interim Director of Student-Athlete Well-Being, Rachel Amity
• Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Well-Being, Tedder Easton

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