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Final NSU crash victim laid to rest

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Sep 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 16:50:17-04

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- Donovan Caldwell is being laid to rest in Muskogee. 

Caldwell, 18, was one of five Northeastern State University students killed in a car crash near Tahlequah on Sept. 17.

His funeral service is being held today at Timothy Baptist Church. He will be buried in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery in Muskogee. 

 Jessica "Jessie" Swartwout and Lily Murphy, two of the other victims, were buried Thursday.

Drake Wells and Autumn Seely were laid to rest on Friday. 

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is still investigating what caused the pickup truck carrying the five college students to veer off the road and fall 35-feet off a bridge.

The 2006 Chevy pickup was on Welling Road, south of Tahlequah, when troopers say it hit the right guardrail, then bounced back and hit the left railing.

 

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