Lakota East grad, football player among 3 killed in crash near Indiana State University

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The Lakota East community mourns the loss of a recent graduate. According to Lakota Local Schools director Matt Miller, Caleb VanHooser, a recent graduate and football player from Lakota East, was one of three people killed in the crash near Indiana State University on Sunday. vehicle when it crashed, including several football players. Miller posted on his Facebook page: “I’m thinking of Caleb, his family and his friends from the East – and beyond. Thunderhawk hearts are heavy today.” Tributes to VanHooser, who had just graduated in May, are all over social media. Lakota East Football also took to Facebook to show their support. “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Caleb VanHooser, former Hawk and Indiana State football player who was called to heaven early this morning. We will never forget his contributions to our program. RIP#2. We love you” Lakota East Football Coach Rick Haynes also shared a statement: “Caleb was an outstanding young man. He was a wonderful son, a devoted friend and selfless teammate, as well as an outstanding football player. His clever sense of humor would please any person. His intense competitiveness was infectious and our football program is better because he was a part of it. We are all heartbroken at Lakota East and continue to pray for his family.” Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse said the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Riley, Indiana. The vehicle left the roadway and came to rest against a tree. It was on fire when officers arrived. Two passengers were able to be freed from the vehicle and were treated for serious injuries, Plasse said. The driver and two other passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. University president Deborah J. Curtis called the crash “a terrible tragedy”. Riley is about 10 miles from the university’s Terre Haute campus. University.

The Lakota East community mourns the loss of a recent graduate.

According to Lakota Local Schools director Matt Miller, Caleb VanHooser, a recent graduate and football player from Lakota East, was one of three people killed in the crash near Indiana State University on Sunday.

A message from the university’s athletics department said five people were in the vehicle when it crashed, including several football players.

Miller wrote on his Facebook: “I think of Caleb, his family and his friends from the East – and beyond. Thunderhawk hearts are heavy today.”

Tributes to VanHooser, who just graduated in May, are all over social media.

Lakota East Football also took to Facebook to show their support.

“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Caleb VanHooser, former Hawk and Indiana State football player who was called to heaven early this morning. We will never forget his contributions to our program. RIP#2. We love you . “

Lakota East football coach Rick Haynes also shared a statement: “Caleb was an outstanding young man. He was a wonderful son, a devoted friend and selfless teammate, as well as an outstanding football player. His clever sense of humor would brighten up any room. His intense competitiveness was infectious and our football program is better because he was a part of it. We are all heartbroken at Lakota East and continue to pray for his family.”

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Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse said the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Riley, Indiana. The vehicle left the roadway and came to rest against a tree. It was on fire when officers arrived.

Two passengers were able to be freed from the vehicle and were treated for serious injuries, Plasse said. The driver and two other passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

University president Deborah J. Curtis called the crash “a terrible tragedy.”

Riley is about 10 miles from the university’s Terre Haute campus.

VanHooser has just finished his first week of classes at university.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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