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Three Members of the Wayland Baptist Wrestling Program Killed in Car Accident

Very tragic news to report today out of the Wayland Baptist wrestling program. Three members of their program were killed in a car accident on Saturday.

Specific details of the accident have not been announced yet, but the WBU President and head coach have made the following statements.

“We are so devastated by this terrible loss of life,” WBU President, Dr. Bobby Hall said. “Our Wayland family, including our Board of Trustees, are praying for the families of these students. We grieve with them and we pray for peace and comfort during these unimaginable circumstances.” ­

“All three were just beautiful, amazing people,” he said. “We are deeply saddened and my heart goes out to their families and their friends.” WBU Wrestling coach Kiiler Stephens.

The family has set up a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of the funeral.

Fundraiser by Jasmine Davis : Funeral Expenses for 3 Wayland Wrestlers (gofundme.com)

It reads in part.

“Hello, 

It is with great sadness that I have to create this fundraiser. On June 19, 2021, three of my wrestling teammates Elena Vasquez, Brian Anderson and Christian Orozco passed away in fatal car accident. All three were apart of the Wayland Baptist University Wrestling Program located in Plainview, Texas. The car crash happened about 10 miles from Plainview and all of them are from different areas.

Brian, a Lancaster, California native, was a former student-athlete and was planning on pursing his Master’s degree and becoming the GA for the program.

Elena was from Houston, Texas. She just finished her first year at Wayland and was a chemistry major.

Christian was from Fort Worth, Texas and was a junior pre-engineering major. 

All donations will be for the families of these three beautiful people to help with funeral expenses.

Please keep the families and friends in your thoughts and prayers! Any donation helps!”

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Wayland Baptist and the families and friends of everyone involved.

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