University of Connecticut Student Killed in Tolland Crash

A University of Connecticut student has died after a crash in Tolland Wednesday night. 

State Police said 20-year-old Nathan Sterling, of Ellington, was driving along a curve on Peter Green Road in Tolland while going around a curve just before 8:45 p.m. and struck two trees. 

Sterling was not wearing a seatbelt, according to a news release from state police. 

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. 

Nathan had transferred this year to UConn as an economics major after graduating last spring from Manchester Community College, according to UConn. 

Officials at the school said they learned early this morning of his death and will be reaching out to offer assistance to his friends and classmates. 

“Although Nathan hadn’t been at UConn for very long, it’s clear from his accomplishments at MCC and his promising start here that his potential was unlimited. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who are affected by this very sad loss,” UConn said in a statement. 

State police are investigating the cause of the crash. They ask anyone with information to call Trooper Hoyt at Troop C in Tolland. 

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