BOLIVIA, Peru — A deadly accident at the University of Oklahoma on Monday left two students dead and the university, where they studied for the first time, in ruins.
A student named Alejandro Lopez, 21, died in the crash, according to the University’s campus police department.
Lopez was driving a white Toyota Corolla with Oklahoma license plates.
Police have said Lopez was driving at speeds of up to 80 mph and had no previous driving infractions.
The school has said Lopez had been drinking, but authorities said no other alcohol was detected in the car.
The accident happened on the west side of campus, just as students were finishing their final exams.
Students were inside the parking lot of the school when the car went airborne and crashed into a large rock wall.
Lorenzo, an international student from Colombia, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other student, 19-year-old Alejandro Morales, was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.
Authorities said the students were from the Colombian state of Chacao, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Lima.
The University of Colorado at Boulder, which was also in the vicinity of the crash scene, released a statement on its website saying it was “deeply saddened by the tragic accident.”
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