After their win over Miami Ohio, 14 – 0, Saturday night, freshman lineman Ben Flick was killed and two other receivers, Mark Barr and Javon Harrison were injured in a deadly car accident.
ESPN reported that Flick was pronounced dead at the scene in Oxford, where the accident occurred. Barr and Harrison were taken by helicopter to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Head coach Tommy Tubeville stated:
“I can’t put into words how tragic this is. As a father and a coach, it’s something you hope you never have to go through.
Ben was so proud to be a part of this team and university. He worked hard and had shown a great deal of improvement since the summer. His future was bright. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flick family on their loss. We also hope and pray for Mark and Javon to recover from their injuries.”