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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A senior at the University of New Haven and a recent alumnus were killed in a crash in New Haven.
The New Haven Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Congress Avenue and College Street around 3:30 a.m. on April 9. Firefighters found a black Chevrolet that was on a fire and significantly damaged after hitting a tree.
The sole passenger, 21-year-old West Haven resident Raymond Rolle, was taken to a hospital, where police said he was pronounced dead.
Crews removed the driver, 26-year-old Kenu Adderly of West Haven, with hydraulic tools, better known as the “jaws of life.” Adderley was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He had been listed in stable condition, but New Haven police said he died from his injuries on April 17.
The family of Kenu Adderley ’20, ’21 M.S. informed the University that Kenu died late last week as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on April 9. A native of the Bahamas, Kenu was a two-time graduate of the University who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. We extend our condolences to Kenu’s and Raymond’s families and friends during this difficult time.Dave Cranshaw, the Director of Communications & Public Relations at the University of New Haven
According to the university, Rolle was an international student from the Bahamas and a senior computer engineering major. He was also an active member of the TedX Club.
This is going to be very hard for his professors and classmates. He was so kindhearted, and he got along with everyone. This semester, he was taking his junior design experience course. He worked so well with his classmates, and he was regularly in the lab on weekends working on his project. He put in a lot of hard work. The last time I saw him, he was talking about applying for internships and grad school. He had a great deal of potential.Christopher Martinez, Rolle’s advisor
Jesse Espinal, Rolle’s classmate and friend, said “it’s like God has taken another angel.”
“He was so close to getting another milestone in his life and progressing in his life,” Espinal told News 8. “I could just imagine how bad his family feels.”
The University of New Haven will hold a memorial ceremony on campus this week to celebrate the lives of Adderley and Rolle. Per the families’ request, school officials said the memorial will be open to only current University of New Haven students, faculty, and staff.