University of Delaware

Fatal collision

Student struck by train


Editor's note: The article was updated at 5:45 p.m., April 13, 2013.

1:58 p.m., April 13, 2013--Newark Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on the CSX rail line behind the 100 block of East Cleveland Avenue, killing a University of Delaware student. Police have identified him as Nolan Sandlin, 20, of Dover, Del. Mr. Sandlin was a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences.

According to police, at approximately 7:25 a.m., Saturday, April 13, a CSX train was traveling westbound when a 20-year-old man stepped into the path of the train. He was alone at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police said no foul play is suspected, and the investigation is ongoing. No additional information is available at this time.

Students in need of support or assistance this weekend may call the Student Health Service at 302-831-2226, where they will be put in touch with the psychologist on call. Students also may visit the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the Perkins Student Center during regular office hours next week, and they will be seen as soon as possible. In addition, students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 302-831-8939.

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