What to Know
- Six students are facing alcohol-related offenses after a UConn student was fatally killed by a campus emergency vehicle last October
- Jeffny Pally, 19, was an attendee at the party; she was killed later that night after the vehicle ran her over
- The students are due in court March 8
Six University of Connecticut students are facing alcohol-related offenses after a student was fatally run over by a fire department vehicle last October.
The students had been hosting an off campus party at a fraternity-affiliated house on Oct. 16 and one of the attendees was 19-year-old Jeffny Pally.
The sophomore from West Hartford died later that night. Pally was sitting against the bay door of the campus public safety complex in Storrs shortly after 1 p.m. when the fire department got an emergency call, according to a police report.
Police say she had been sitting with her back against a garage door of the UConn Public Safety Complex when she was run over by a fire vehicle responding to an emergency call that turned out to be a false alarm.
State police said the driver of the Chevy Tahoe, Dana E. Barrow Jr., was put on administrative duty.
"Every student is precious to us, and this is a heartbreaking and tragic loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. We know that words cannot begin to express their grief," UConn President Susan Herbst said in a written statement.
The six students face charges including permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol. They range in age from 21 to 22 years old and hail from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. They're due in court March 8.