On Tuesday night, three members of Southern University’s Human Jukebox band were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer.

Louisiana State Police report that on Tuesday around 7 p.m., troopers responded to a major two-vehicle crash on I-49 north of Natchitoches.

The police identified the victims as Broderick Moore, 19, Tyran Williams, 19, and Dylan Young, 21.

Dylan Young, Broderick Moore, and Tyran Williams(WAFB)

Police report that the students’ 1999 Jeep Laredo was stalled on the shoulder of the interstate while two of them were trying to change a flat tire on the vehicle. A tractor-trailer driven by Clyde Gay, of Coushatta, drifted into the shoulder, striking the left side of the Jeep and impacting the three young men.

Williams, Young, and Moore sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead on the scene, while Gay sustained no injuries.

Police say the crash remains under investigation and routine toxicology tests are pending.

Southern University’s band director Kedric Taylor released a touching statement remembering his band members.

tyran Williams, Dylan Young, and Broderick moore were some of the most promising, humble, and talented student musicians i’ve had the pleasure of instructing. the dedication and work ethic they displayed to the human jukebox was inspiring.”

– Kedric Taylor, Southern University’s band director

Moore was a freshman majoring in music from Cedar Hill, Texas; Young was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering from Cedar Hill; and Williams was a freshman majoring in music from Irving, Texas. Two of the students were tuba players and the other was a percussionist.

Southern University President, Dennis Shields, also issued a statement on the students’ deaths Wednesday morning.

As they respect the privacy of the families of the three students, Shields says that the school will share ways to remember them in the near future.