OSU Student Killed In Crash On Way Back From Spring Break Trip


Thursday, March 24th 2011, 3:46 pm
By: News 9


Tiffany Stockton, News9.com

WILSON, Kansas --  Three people, including a Oklahoma State University student, were killed in a crash on I-70 just outside of Wilson, Kansas early Wednesday morning.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said the collision occurred around 2 a.m.

Troopers said 22-year-old Kyle Thornburg was driving eastbound on the interstate with his passenger, 20-year-old Kylie Jobe, when an oncoming vehicle was driving west in the eastbound lanes and hit them head-on. Both vehicles caught on fire.

Thornburg, Jobe and the driver of the other vehicle, 22-year-old Joseph Pena, were killed in the crash.

Jobe was a sophomore at Oklahoma State University and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Thornburg was a student at Kansas State University.

Friends said Thornburg and Jobe had been dating since high school and were on their way back from a spring break trip to Colorado when the crash occurred.