Student Dies Following Traffic Collision

A UC Davis student has died following a collision with a garbage truck on campus just after 8 a.m. today, May 25. The student was transported to UC Davis Medical Center after being struck by the truck at the junction of Dairy Road and Hutchison Drive. The incident is being investigated by UC Davis and Davis police departments with support from the West Sacramento Police Department.

“On behalf of UC Davis, we share our deepest condolences with her family. We share in the pain of their loss,” said Chancellor Gary S. May. “In this time of grief, I do want to thank our first responders who worked heroically at the scene as well as the UC Davis Medical Center team who did everything they could to save her life.”

UC Davis has guidelines that emphasize family, student and community support in the case of a sudden student death. The campus response is guided by the postvention committee

Students in need of immediate mental health support can call Student Health and Counseling Services at 530-752-0871. Faculty and staff can reach out to the Academic and Staff Assistance Program, which serves the Davis and Sacramento campuses.

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