Notre Dame News | October 26, 2020
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., joined with the campus community in mourning the passing of two first-year students who died this morning after being struck by an automobile at Ironwood Road and Bulla Road, about a mile east of the campus.
“On behalf of the entire Notre Dame community, I express our deepest condolences and pray that our students’ families and friends may find God’s grace and solace after so shattering a loss,” Father Jenkins said. “We also pray for a full recovery of our student who remains hospitalized as a result of the accident.”
The accident occurred at about 4 a.m., taking the lives of Valeria Espinel, 19, from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Olivia Lara Rojas, 19, from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. A third student, a sophomore, is hospitalized.
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