Nicholas K. Nair, 20, Gavin A. Short, 19, and Drake H. Brooks, 22, killed in collision involving semi truck on Interstate 35 near Tonkawa, Oklahoma

Modified Date: 
Tue, 08/02/2022 - 3:21pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

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Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Nicholas K. Nair
Gavin A. Short
Drake H. Brooks
Roadway: 
Interstate 35