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Colby-Sawyer College Mourns Student Killed in Car Accident

Students and staff of Colby-Sawyer College in New London are honoring a student who died Monday from a car crash on I-89. 21-year old Melissa Molin of Hartford, Connecticut who was set to graduate this year in the class of 2016, was involved in a car crash on Monday at around 3:41 PM on Interstate I-89 in Sutton.

When police responded, they found her trapped inside the vehicle as the lone occupant and provided first aid until they were finally able to extricate her. She was transported to Concord Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Colby-Sawyer College says that “the college community extends our deepest sympathies to Melissa’s family and many friends as they try to come to terms with this devastating loss.”

Melissa was a psychology major working to realize her dreams of becoming a counselor, and she was a member of the swimming and diving team.

Counselors were available Tuesday, April 5, for students, faculty, and staff and the college’s flag has been lowered to half-staff.

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