Baylor students die in crash while headed to perform at LSU

Baylor students die in crash while headed to perform at LSU

POSTED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:39am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:51am

Baylor University is mourning the tragic deaths of a student and a recent graduate who were involved in a one-car accident Tuesday, while on their way to perform at LSU.

The accident happened on Hwy 7 near Kosse in Falls County in Central Texas. The crash also injured another Baylor student and an incoming Baylor freshman. Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Department of Public Safety has identified the Baylor students and graduate who perished in the accident as:

John Patrick “Jack” Stewart, who was a junior instrumental studies major from Dallas

Laura Onwudinanti, who just earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from Baylor in May 2014. She was from Grand Prairie.

The injured students are:

Jacob “Jake” Travis Hale, a senior instrumental music major from Fort Worth

Megan Taylor Ritzi, an incoming freshman from Fort Worth

The group was traveling to perform at The International Clarinet Association meeting to be held July 30-Aug. 3 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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