Conn. student dies one day before graduation

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May 19, 2013, 7:35 am
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(NECN) - A college senior, just one day away from graduation, died in a car crash in Fairfield, Connecticut on Saturday.

Deandre Lawton of Brockton, Massachusetts died when his car hit a tree just outside the main entrance to Fairfield University.

Lawton was set to receive his degree in business at today's commencement.

Students held a small vigil at the scene of the crash on Saturday night.

The school is offering grief counseling for students.

For more information, watch the attached video.

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