A&M Commerce Players Die in Crash

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wreck scene

Any death is sad.

But when it’s someone in the prime of their life, it somehow seems even m
ore tragic.

That’s why the campus of Texas A&M Commerce is in mourning.Commerce PAris Map

Tuesday night, several players on the women’s basketball team were on the way to Paris, Texas to watch a summer league game.

Police say they pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler.

Aubrey Butts

Aubrey Butts

Devin Oliver

Devin Oliver

The result: Aubrey Butts, 20, of Lewisville  and Devin Oliver, 21, of Rowlett are dead.  Two of their friends were injured, but they’re out of the hospital.

A candlelight vigil was quickly set for Wednesday night. It’ll give everyone a chance to say goodbye.  For the the rest of the team, it’s a chance to learn and deal with something you won’t find in any playbook.