LAPD investigating fatal crash involving USC student

first_imgA fatal collision involving a Department of Public Safety officer and a USC student is the subject of an ongoing Los Angeles Police Department investigation, according to DPS and the Los Angeles Times. The crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 3 along Jefferson Boulevard, near USC Gate 4,  DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said. The victim was Kelsey Dresser, a first-year graduate student in the Rossier School of Education. According to the LA Times, Dresser was driving westbound on Jefferson when she made a left turn and was hit by a DPS vehicle driving eastbound. The name of the DPS officer, who remains off-duty while recovering from the collision, has remained confidential, and DPS has declined to say whether he sustained any injuries. Dresser, who suffered brain damage as a result of the crash, was taken to a local hospital, where she died the following day. The 23-year-old student graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2014 with a degree in psychology, according to the LA Times. She had worked to support students with mental health issues and conducted research at an autism center. According to Carlisle, DPS is awaiting the report from the LAPD. “Once we receive the final report from the LAPD, these types of serious traffic collisions have several levels of review,” Carlisle said. “We will review the content of the report and see if there is anything that we can do keep that from happening again in the future.”On Dec. 7, DPS Chief John Thomas released a statement offering “our deepest condolences to Kelsey’s family, friends, classmates and faculty.”“Our officers dedicate themselves to protecting our students, staff, faculty and everyone who visits the university,” Thomas said. “This is an unprecedented and heartbreaking event for our department.”last_img read more

Syracuse’s leading receiver Trishton Jackson declares for 2020 NFL Draft

first_img“I can’t be gracious enough for the opportunity to play the game I love at both Michigan State and Syracuse University,” Jackson’s statement read, in part.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe former Michigan State receiver transferred to Syracuse in the spring of 2018 in the hopes of jumpstarting his football career. After scoring a touchdown in his debut in the 2018 Camping World Bowl, Jackson led SU with 66 catches for 1023 yards and 11 touchdowns.Jackson, Dino Babers’ third 1000-yard receiver in four seasons at Syracuse, leaves a clear void in need of filling next season. Jackson caught a team-high 11 touchdowns in 2019.SU’s options at receiver for 2020 include Taj Harris, Nykeim Johnson, Cameron Jordan, Anthony Queeley, Ed Hendrix and Courtney Jackson. Tight ends Luke Benson and Aaron Hackett accounted for nine touchdowns in 2019. Facebook Twitter Google+ Trishton Jackson, Syracuse’s leading receiver last season, declared for the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday afternoon via Twitter and will forego his final season of eligibility. Published on December 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Commentslast_img read more