Two More Funerals For NSU Students Killed In Cherokee County Crash

Friday, September 22nd 2017, 5:26 am

By: News On 6

Two more funerals are scheduled Friday for victims of a deadly Cherokee County crash that killed five NSU students.

That crash happened on Sunday, September 17th.

It's been a tough week for the families and today, 19-year old Drake Wells and 18-year-old Autumn Seely will be laid to rest in their hometowns.

Both students had just started their freshman year at Northeastern State University when they tragically lost their lives.

Wells was the valedictorian of his class and graduate of of Thackerville High School.  Seely was an avid band member and graduate of Salina High School.

Drake Wells' funeral is the first of the two.  It starts at 10 a.m. and will be held at the First Baptist Church in Marietta.

Autumn Seely's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Salina High School gymnasium.

On Thursday, Jessica Swartwout's service was held at the Indianola High School gym.

9/22/2017 Related Story: Community Packs High School Gym To Remember NSU Crash Victim

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the five students died when the pickup they were in crashed through a guardrail and fell into a creek.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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