Refugio County – Two Texas A&M University - Kingsville (TAMUK) students were killed Saturday, Feb. 25 when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into the San Antonio River.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), troopers are investigating the one vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 2:08 p.m. on US 77, approximately 20 miles north of Refugio in Refugio County.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet Cruz passenger car, occupied by the driver, 23-year-old Ebenezer Oloba of Snellville, Georgia, and passenger, 19-year-old Oscar Felipe Fuentes of Kingsville, was traveling north bound on US 77 and for unknown reasons went off the roadway to the right, just before the San Antonio River Bridge and crashed into the San Antonio River.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The men were headed to the Conference on Student Government Associations (COSGA), according to the university.
It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you about the loss of two Javelina students in a car accident. Fuentes and Oloba were driving to College Station, Texas, to attend the COSGA annual conference when their vehicle was involved in a one-car accident just south of Victoria, written on the university's Facebook page by Dr. Terisa Riley, Senior Vice-Presiden for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and University Administration.
TAMUK's Student Government Association (SGA) has planed a candlelight vigil in honor of Oloba and Fuentes for Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in front of the Javelina Statues on University Boulevard. In case of rain, the service will be held in the Ballrooms in the Memorial Student Union.