Conn. Student Dies One Day Before Graduation

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    A college senior in Fairfield, Conn. died in a car crash the day before his commencement (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (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.