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Tragedy hits Wyoming

Tragic news at Wyoming today: freshman linebacker Ruben Narcisse was killed and three of his teammates were injured in a car accident early Monday morning.

Freshman cornerback Trey Fox, freshman wide receiver C.J. Morgan and redshirt freshman linebacker J.J. Quinlan were also in the car. The four players were in a Toyota Tundra pickup about 6 miles south of the Wyoming state line when Fox apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The Colorado State Patrol spokesman Sgt. John Hahn said there is no evidence that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Troopers say Morgan was injured seriously, but wasn't in life-threatening condition. Fox had moderate injuries. Both he and Quinn were treated and released.

Counseling support was being offered to team members and coaching staff, as well as Wyoming students.

“We’re reaching out to our entire team and coaching staff,” Coach Dave Christensen said in a statement. “It’s a terrible tragedy, and a terrible loss. Our focus now is helping our team and staff deal with this tragedy and making sure the families of the young men involved know that we are here to support them in any way we can.”

Wyoming plays Texas this Saturday.