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28-Year-Old Grad Student Struck, Killed By Car In Region, Police Say

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Connecticut State Police are asking witnesses to a crash that left a UConn researcher and graduate student dead after he was struck by a car.

Tolland County resident Nhuong Nguyen, age 28, was killed around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 in Mansfield while walking in the crosswalk on South Eagleville Road, said the Connecticut State Police.

A westbound 2008 Hyundai Elantra struck Nguyen just west of Eastwood Road, state police said.

Nguyen, of Mansfield, was transported to Windham Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Emily Louise Wicks, 33, of Colchester was driving the Hyundai. She was also taken to Windham Hospital for minor injuries.

No charges have been filed as of Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The case is currently being investigated by Trooper Mark Aldasch. Anyone who witnessed the collision can contact 860-896-3200 Ext. 8029 with any information.

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