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3 Southern University marching band members killed while changing tire

Three Southern University marching band members had been killed when a semi-truck crashed into their automobile as they had been changing a flat tire on the facet of a Louisiana freeway Tuesday evening.

The tragedy occurred after the scholars — Tyan Williams, 19, Dylan Young, 21 and Broderick Moore, 19 — stopped a 1999 Jeep Laredo on the shoulder of northbound I-49 in Natchitoches to repair the flat, according to Louisiana State Police.

While they had been working to interchange the tire, a 1997 Freightliner drifted onto the shoulder and slammed into the left facet of the Jeep, cops mentioned.

The three college students, members of Southern University’s famend Human Jukebox Marching Band, had been declared useless on the scene.

Broderick Moore, 19, was a freshman at Southern University majoring in music.
Broderick Moore/Facebook

The semi-truck driver, recognized by police as 62-year-old Clyde Gay of Coushatta, suffered no accidents. Police mentioned {that a} toxicology report is pending as they proceed to research.

Williams and Moore had been each freshmen on the Baton Rouge college majoring in music, the University mentioned in an announcement to the college neighborhood. Young was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.

Human Jukebox’s Director of Bands Kedric Taylor mentioned he’s “at a loss for words and utterly devastated” to listen to of the deadly accident.

Taylor referred to as the three victims “some of the most promising, humble and talented musicians I’ve had the pleasure of instructing.”

Tyan Williams, 19, playing drums
Tyan Williams, 19, was additionally a freshman majoring in music.

“The dedication and work ethic they displayed to the Human Jukebox was inspiring,” Taylor said in a statement.

The faculty is providing counseling companies to college students, Dennis J. Shields, President-Chancellor of SU, said within the assertion.

Dylan Young, 21, playing brass in marching band
Dylan Young, 21, was a member of Southern University’s prestigious Human Jukebox Marching Band.

“While information is still being gathered during this difficult time, we fully respect the privacy of the families of our beloved students,” Shields wrote. “We will share ways to remember them in the near future.”

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