Wesleyan Student From Scituate, Mass., Dies in Conn. Car Crash

Dani Jewell-Tyrcha was 20 years old

Police say a Massachusetts resident whose car crashed into a tree in Connecticut over the weekend has died.

In an article on Wesleyan University's newsletter, the school identified the victim as 20-year-old Daniel "Dani" Jewell-Tyrcha, of Scituate, Massachusetts.

"We offer our condolences to Dani's family, friends and loved ones," Wesleyan President Michael Roth and Vice President for Student Affairs Mike Whaley wrote in a statement.

Police said Jewell-Tyrcha was driving north in Middletown just after 9 p.m. Saturday when the vehicle veered left and struck a tree on the shoulder of the road.

Jewell-Tyrcha was extricated from her vehicle, treated at the scene, and then taken to Hartford Hospital with critical injuries.

Police on Monday announced that Jewell-Tyrcha was pronounced dead at the hospital at about 6 p.m. Sunday. The crash is under investigation.

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