The students were only 18 and 19 years old: one was run over and the other’s cause of death has not been disclosed
A freshman at Syracuse University (NY) died suddenly Wednesday night, hours after the death of another teenage student was reported.
John “Jack” Lundin, a native of Tuckahoe, NY, “passed away unexpectedly” Wednesday night, Dean of Students Marianne Thomson said in a statement, without specifying how he died.
The 18-year-old was studying journalism at the Newhouse School of Public Communications and lived on the Flint Hall campus.
“We offer our sincerest condolences and condolences to John’s family, friends and loved ones,” added Thomson. It is a private university, 246 miles north of NYC.
Lundin’s death occurred a day after another freshman, Trevor Pierce (19), was fatally struck by a platform while riding his skateboard close to campus, Tuesday night.
Pierce, a political philosophy student from New Hampshire, was transferred to Upstate University Hospital but could not be saved, he reported. New York Post.
“This is an especially difficult week for our communityas we mourn the loss of two young lives, ”Thomson said. “Know that there are resources and services available to support our students, faculty, and staff during this difficult time.”
The Newhouse School family is saddened today. This morning we learned of the tragic death of one of our students, John “Jack” Lundin. Jack was a freshman from Tuckahoe, New York living in Flint Hall. (1/4)
– Mark Lodato (@DeanMarkLodato) October 15, 2020
We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Trevor Daley Pierce. This is a difficult time for our community; counseling and additional services and support are available. https://t.co/KAiLXoqrgW
– SU Campus (@SUcampus) October 14, 2020