SECOND DEATH IN THREE DAYS OF A UNIVERSITY STUDENT IN AN EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT
By Shawntaye Hopkins And Art Jester
Reports that Brian died after falling and hitting his head on a sidewalk near downtown Lexington. Brian died 10 hours after the fall which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Brian's death comes just three days after a hit-and-run wreck that killed another UK student, Connie Blount, in the early-morning hours near campus. Brian was on his way home from a night out with friends. and had recently left a bar.
Reach Shawntaye Hopkins at (859) 231-1386 or 1-800-950-6397 Ext. 1386.
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TOO MANY PROMISING LIVES ARE CUT SHORT
By Tom Eblen
Posted on Sun, Apr. 20, 2008 Top of page
Reporter reflects on recent tragedies and past similar occurrences:
"It's too early to say what role alcohol played in last week's deaths, but it appears to have been a factor -- just as booze in the wee hours contributed to the deaths of seven other UK students since 2002. Two young women fell into a flooded storm drain. A young man ran in front of a truck; another in front of a train; a third in front of a car, whose driver also was drunk. Another fell off a cliff while camping with friends. Another fell through a third-floor dormitory window, along with the brother of another student." Full Article
Reach Tom Eblen at (859) 231-1415 or 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 1415, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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