STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — A teen died days after a vehicle pinned him against a building on the University of Connecticut’s campus in Storrs.
UConn emergency personnel responded to a report of a person being struck by a vehicle around 10 p.m. on Aug. 28. at the North Residence Halls complex.
A university spokesperson said the 16-year-old was helping a UConn student move in when he tried to stop a vehicle that started to roll, pinning him against the building.
The boy, who was not a student, was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with serious injuries.
The chief state medical examiner’s office said the teen died from complications of blunt injuries to his head and torso and ruled his death an accident.
Authorities have not yet released the name of the boy.