Two University of New Haven grad students killed in Massachusetts car wreck

Ns News Online Desk: Two University of New Haven grad students were among three people killed in a fiery car crash Tuesday in Massachusetts. Four others from the Connecticut school were injured when the minivan they were traveling in collided with a pickup truck, school officials and a report said.

Sai Narasimha Patamsetti and Pavani Gullapally, both 22 and from India, were identified by the university as the fatal victims.

“Please join me in extending our heartfelt condolences to the parents, family, friends and classmates of Pavani and Sai, and in keeping all of the students involved in your thoughts,” Dean of Students Ophelie Rowe-Allen said in her Tuesday message, that was shared with The Post by a school spokesperson.

A third person, who hasn’t been identified and is from another college, also perished when a Toyota Sienna traveling northbound and a Chevrolet Silverado driving southbound collided, the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office said, according to WWLP-TV.

The Toyota Sienna was carrying all three people who died and another four New Haven grad students who were injured, according to the school and the television station.

The driver of the Silverado was also reportedly injured.


Narasimha Patamsetti was a business analytics graduate student and Gullapally was a civil engineering graduate student, the university said.

New Haven said it planned to hold an on-campus memorial for the two lost students.

“Please keep your fellow classmates in your thoughts and prayers this evening. It is at times like this that members of our community can offer strength and comfort to each other,” said Rowe-Allen.

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