NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The Tennessee State University family is mourning the loss of two TSU students killed in an auto accident Thanksgiving night.
Judy Stanley, 23, and Vybhav Gopisetty, 26, were both graduate students from India pursuing food science degrees in the College of Agriculture. Stanley was seeking a master’s, and Gopisetty a doctorate.
Authorities say the fatalities were the result of an apparent hit-and-run accident in south Nashville. The owner of the GMC pickup truck that hit the students’ Nissan Sentra has met with Metro Nashville Police to answer questions about the collision, but no arrest has been made.
As we head into the holiday season, please let’s keep the families of the two students in our thoughts and prayers.
A moment of silence was held for the students at the university’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 4.
A fundraising page has been set up to help the families with funeral costs: https://bit.ly/2LhFd9B.
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