Police Looking For Information In UConn Student Death
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
More details emerge after a University of Connecticut student was run over
in a tragic
campus accident, but police still need more answers. According to authorities, the female
student died after she was struck by a university fire department vehicle.
Police say the 19-year-old girl’s body was found by fire department
personnel an hour and a half after she was hit.
Police believe the girl was sitting on the ground with her back against
a garage bay door at the Public Safety Complex located at 126 North Eagleville
Road in the UConn Campus. The fire department received a call requesting
help around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday. According to police, firefighters open
the bay door, and the student fell back onto the ground, and a fire department's
Chevy Tahoe ran over her as it was leaving the bay.
Authorities say the girl’s body was not discovered until 2:48 a.m.
when the SUV returned from the call and contact police. School officials
say the shift commander who was driving the vehicle has been reassigned
to an administrative position. The 60-year-old man will not respond to
calls while the incident is being investigated.
According to a University spokesperson, the UConn family is assisting state
police in their investigation. A vigil for the student will be held on
campus at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Fairfield Way. Police are asking anyone
who witnessed the accident or has knowledge of student’s activities
prior to the accident to please call the station.
Grieving families struggling with the aftermath of a tragic accident can
find legal support at the St. Louis law firm of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC.
Contact us today.