UC President Neville Pinto's statement on tragedy near campus


Dear Campus Community,

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I share the news of a tragedy near campus earlier today. Two of our students were crossing Jefferson Avenue when a motor vehicle struck them. The crash claimed the life of one student and injured another. 

Cincinnati Police Department is actively investigating. Out of respect for the families, we are not releasing names at this time.

I want to share our deepest condolences with the family of our student whose life was taken far too soon. For our injured student, our hopes remain focused on a full recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with both families and their loved ones.

I realize this news is traumatic and difficult to process for our Bearcat family. Please know that the university will do everything possible to support you. I encourage you to seek out dedicated support services across campus, including our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

More than ever, we must support each other during these difficult times.


Neville G. Pinto





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