VIDEO: Oakland University Reacts to Deaths of 2 Honor Students

OU sophomore Jenna Balabach and former OU student Rachel Ring were killed in a car crash Saturday in Detroit.

Students and staff at are still in shock following Saturday's tragic accident that killed OU student Jenna Balabach and friend Rachel Ring, a former OU student who recently transferred to Grand Valley State University. The pair graduated from Romeo High School in 2010.

A third student involved in the car crash, 20-year-old Shannon Waite, was critically injured and remains in the hospital as of Monday afternoon, according to a statement from OU President Gary Russi.

"Any death among the Oakland University family diminishes us all, and the sudden death of two young, vibrant students is a particularly devastating blow," Russi wrote. "It is almost beyond our ability to comprehend such a tragedy."

On-campus counseling is available to students and staff. For more information, call 248-370-3465.


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