iStock/Thinkstock(STORRS, Conn.) — A 19-year-old University of Connecticut student died after she was run over by a campus emergency fire vehicle early Sunday morning.
Jeffny Pally was sitting outside a garage door for the UConn Public Safety Complex when it opened after an emergency call, and a firefighter ran her over in an SUV, police said according to ABC News affiliate WTNH-TV.
The firefighter was put on administrative duty, WTNH-TV reports.
Pally’s cousin, Atul Sajan, told WTNH-TV that she wanted to be a nurse and loved helping other people.
“No one can handle it because she was so young,” he said. “She was full of life and she was so lovable. Everyone loved her.”
In a statement, UConn President Susan Herbst called Pally’s death a “heartbreaking and tragic loss.”
“Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched,” she said. “We know that words cannot begin to express their grief.”
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