TULSA, Okla. — Union Athletics is mourning a student-athlete killed in a car accident.
They shared the news on Twitter.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing @UnionFootball c/o 2022 Juan Cruz & 2 other members of his immediate family. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss with his family, friends, teammates, & the entire Union community. 💔 pic.twitter.com/wyspud6Gv0— Union Athletics (@Union_Athletics) August 11, 2020
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Juan Cruz-Mata, 41, was driving westbound on the Cherokee Turnpike on Sunday night. The accident happened about a fourth of a mile north of Locust Grove in Mayes County. OHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
OHP reported Elimia Cruz, 44, and two children, including Juan Cruz, died in the crash. Two other children are being treated as well as the driver.
Union Athletics said, "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss with his family, friends, teammates, & the entire Union Community."
We will continue to update this story as we learn more.