Student was working as an engineering intern when accident claimed his life
The Trine University family is mourning the sudden loss of a student-athlete who was killed in a Thursday morning accident in Michigan.
Sean Brady, 18, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Monroe, Mich., died when the truck he was driving was struck by a semi truck being towed by another semi, according to MonroeNews.com.
“Our hearts break for Sean’s family, friends and loved ones and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. “Sean left a lasting impression on many and will be greatly missed.”
Sean, who completed his freshman year at Trine just a few weeks ago, was a member of the track and field and cross country teams. In addition to consistently finishing among the top five Trine runners in cross country, he competed in long-distance events for the track and field team.
The Monroe News reported Sean was an engineering intern for the summer for the Monroe County Road Commission. Sean and his 19-year-old passenger, also an intern, were working on data collection and were on their way back to the road commission office when the tragedy occurred, the newspaper reported.
The Trine University community sends condolences to Sean’s family and friends.