The College National Finals Rodeo says two contestants passed away in a Kansas vehicle accident Friday morning.

According to a statement on social media, Cinch Bullock and Hadly McCormick — both Oklahoma Panhandle State University students — died in the incident.

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The Kansas Highway Patrol tells KSNW that a dump truck and a pickup pulling a horse trailer crashed on US-56 west of Santana, Kansas at roughly 9 a.m. Friday. 


Troopers say some of the team’s horses had to be put down. They are still investigating the crash. We will update this story as more information becomes available.