UConn Student Killed in Rollover Crash in Coventry

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A 21-year-old University of Connecticut student has died after being ejected from his vehicle during a rollover crash in Coventry on Saturday morning.

Coventry police and North Coventry firefighters responded to a crash on Boston Turnpike near Lathrop Drive shortly after 4 a.m.

Initial reports said it was a single-car crash with an occupant ejected.

When crews arrived, they said they confirmed a single vehicle was involved in the rollover crash and found a man on the side of the road suffering from serious physical injuries.

Police have identified the man as Cole Montefusco, of Redding. They said he was a student at UConn in Storrs.

"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," UConn said in a statement.

"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," the statement from UConn says.

Investigators said Montefusco had been ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police added.

Montefusco 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, according to UConn.

"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," UConn said in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have information about the crash, you're urged to contact Coventry Police Department at (860) 742-7331.

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