UCONN Student From Redding Killed in Rollover Crash
A 21-year-old student from Redding, CT has died from injuries he suffered in a one-vehicle rollover crash in Coventry.
An official statement from the University of Connecticut on Monday morning (February 3) identified Cole Montefusco as the victim of the crash, which, according to the Coventry Police Department, took place around 4:00 AM on Saturday morning.
Both the CPD and the North Coventry Fire Department responded to Boston Turnpike in the area of Lathrop Drive following a report of a rollover which caused the victim to be ejected from the vehicle.
Police say Montefusco was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash, and he was immediately taken by ambulance to Hartford Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
An investigation into the crash caused Boston Turnpike to close for several hours.
If anyone witnessed or has information regarding the crash, please contact the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331.
In the aforementioned statement, Uconn said:
The UConn community is grieving the loss of our student Cole Montefusco, who died Saturday as a result of an off-campus traffic accident. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, and wish them comfort in this difficult time.
Cole was a senior studying finance in the UConn School of Business, where his stellar academic performance and talent helped him land a coveted Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst internship and a place in the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity.
He was a member of the social fraternity Zeta Beta Tau and was a morale captain for the Huskython fundraiser. He was also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society for academically high-achieving students.
Cole exemplified the UConn spirit in his academic perseverance, community involvement and pursuit of his goals. Although his life was tragically cut short, his impact will be long lasting and his memory will be deeply treasured.