UConn Student Killed In Tolland Crash

Aaron Kupec
September 12, 2019 - 9:28 am

TOLLAND, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - A University of Connecticut student from Ellington was killed in a single-car crash in Tolland Wednesday night.

State police say Nathan Sterling, 20, was pronounced dead after his Nissan Sentra hit two trees on Peter Green Road.

Troopers say the crash occurred around 8:40 p.m., near the intersection with Tolland Stage Road. Police say Sterling was not wearing a seat belt.

Sterling transferred this year to UConn as an economics major after graduating last spring from Manchester Community College, the university confirmed Thursday morning.

"Although Nathan hadn’t been at UConn for very long, it’s clear from his accomplishments at MCC and his promising start here that his potential was unlimited," said UConn spokesperson Staphnie Reitz. "We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who are affected by this very sad loss."

The crash remains under investigation.