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Student at Syracuse University dies after colliding with trolley on campus

Oct. 14, 2020
Trevor Pierce, 18, was believed to be riding a skateboard when the accident occurred.

 A first-year student at Syracuse University has died after colliding with a trolley near the university, according to an email from the university to faculty and students.

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that the victim was Trevor D. Pierce, from Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

Police responding to a report of a skateboarder colliding with a trolley Tuesday afternoon found the injured student. He later died at a local hospital.

At the scene of the crash, there appeared to be blood in the street and a skateboard with an evidence marker next to it on the sidewalk.

"Trevor will be greatly missed by all who knew him," said Dean of Students Marianne Thompson. "This is an unthinkable loss for Trevor’s family, friends and loved ones and the entire Syracuse University community."

Pierce was pursuing a degree in political philosophy and was a student in the the Renée Crown University Honors Program, Thomson said.

The crash shut down the intersection of Waverly and Comstock avenues. When officers arrived, they found that Pierce and the trolley had collided, according to police and dispatch reports.

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