Fairfield University senior is victim of tragic accident


Image: Fairfield UniversityThe following press statement was issued today (May 18, 2013) by Fairfield University administration regarding the death of a student:

A Fairfield University graduating senior has been the victim of a tragic accident. Deandre Lawton, of Brockton, Massachusetts, a member of the Fairfield University class of 2013, died as the result of injuries received during a single car accident that occurred early Saturday morning in the town of Fairfield. Deandre, 21, was a senior in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business and was to participate in the undergraduate commencement ceremony scheduled for Sunday, May 19, on campus.

The tragedy has shaken the entire community and all are profoundly saddened by the loss of a valued member of the Fairfield family. All in the Fairfield community are invited to prayer for Deandre, his family and friends.

The Fairfield University Counseling Services staff, along with Campus Ministry and Residence Life students is available to speak with and assist students and other members of the community in dealing with this tragic event. Plans are being made for prayer and remembrance, including at the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday.

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Posted on May 18, 2013