COVENTRY, CT. (THECOUNT) — Cole Montefusco of Redding, Connecticut, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday rollover crash in Coventry.
Montefusco, 21, a University of Connecticut student, died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Saturday morning.
According to police, first responders arrived to Route 44 in the area of Lathrop Drive on reports of a single-vehicle crash ejection crash around 4 a.m. Saturday.
Police said officers located Montefusco injured on the side of the roadway.
Montefusco, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked contact the Coventry Police Department at 860-742-7331.
UConn released a statement on Monday morning:
The UConn community is grieving the loss of our student Cole Montefusco, who died Saturday as a result of an off-campus traffic accident. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, and wish them comfort in this difficult time.
Cole was a senior studying finance in the UConn School of Business, where his stellar academic performance and talent helped him land a coveted Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst internship and a place in the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity.
He was a member of the social fraternity Zeta Beta Tau and was a morale captain for the Huskython fundraiser. He was also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society for academically high-achieving students.
Cole exemplified the UConn spirit in his academic perseverance, community involvement and pursuit of his goals. Although his life was tragically cut short, his impact will be long lasting and his memory will be deeply treasured, reports WFSB.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved young man:
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Coventry is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 12,435 at the 2010 census. The birthplace of Captain Nathan Hale, Coventry is home to the Nathan Hale Homestead, which is now a museum open to the public. Coventry was incorporated in May 1712 – Wikipedia.