Penn State Student Killed in Crash After Charity Fundraising

28 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Branford coed killed in Pa. crash.

A student returning to Pennsylvania State University after volunteering at a pediatric cancer fundraiser, died in a car wreck along the Pennsylvania turnpike Sunday afternoon. What caused one Penn State sophomore student, Vitalya Sepot (pictured) to be killed along with six of her fellow students to be injured during a Sunday night car crash? The impact in Charlestown Township threw the 19-year-old sophomore studying graphic design, Vitalya (Tally) Sepot, from the overturned vehicle carrying six other students. Sepot, a native of Branford, Conn., was traveling with members of Sepot’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority and students affiliated with Penn State’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter when at 2 p.m., their vehicle crashed. The group had been canning for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, a group commonly known as THON whose executive director acknowledged Sepot’s death on Sunday night. “We are terribly saddened by this accident and our hearts are with the friends and family of Tally as well as other students who were involved in the accident,” THON’s Katie Mailey said in a statement. “The loss of one of our volunteers and the injury of others is a tragedy and we know this will be felt throughout our community.

The college student who had been a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the vehicle crash in Charleston Township, Pennsylvania along Pennsylvania Turnpike road. Vitalya “Tally” Sepot, a 19-year-old sophomore from Branford, Connecticut, was a passenger in the car returning to State College from the Philadelphia area when the accident occurred at 1:49 p.m. We will do all that we can to honor her memory and dedication to THON.” The six passengers in Sunday’s crash were identified by the Patriot-News as Victoria Barrett, 18, of Gibsonia, Pa., Sarah Bixby, 18, of Flemington N.J., Claire Fountas, 19, of Barrington, Ill., Matthew Hrynkow, 20, of Annadale, Va., Brooke Kalodner, 18, of Voorhees, N.J., and Max Titlebaum of Merion Station, Pa. The accident happened after the students were returning after a weekend of raising funds for student run THON charity, which raises money to fight pediatric cancer.

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