By G9ija

A 23-year-old Nigerian identified as Ebenezer Tosin Oloba, and his friend, Oscar Felipe Fuentes, have died after being involved in a fatal accident on their way to a student government conference in College Station, Texas.

They were both students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville TAMUK and members of the student government association.

The accident happened on Saturday, February 25. For reasons unknown, their vehicle went off the highway and plunged into the San Antonio River.

According to KIII TV, 19-year-old Fuentes who was from Kingsville while Oloba, lived in Snellville. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. 77 near Farm-to-Market Road near the Victoria-Refugio county line Sunday afternoon.

The Students Association planned to hold a candlelight vigil in honour of the two students at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28 in front of the Javelina statues on University Boulevard.