UConn Student Killed in Route 2 East Crash in East Hartford


A University of Connecticut student was killed in a one-car crash on Route 2 eastbound late Friday night.

Brandon Gothberg, 20 of East Hartford, died in the crash near exit 5 at 10 p.m. Friday night. The crash closed the road down for several hours.

UConn officials say that Gothberg was entering his junior year, and about to transfer to the Storrs campus from the Hartford campus.

"[We] extend our most sincere condolences to his family and friends," UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz wrote in an email.

The the school is working on outreach to help those who knew Brandon cope with the loss.

The crash was one of two serious accidents in East Hartford Friday night. Interstate 84 east was also closed in East Hartford at Route 2 east Friday night due to a separate motorcycle crash that claimed another life.

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