Update on student death
July 18, 2011Tweet
One student was killed and three injured in a car accident while participating in a summer research experience in Costa Rica. Zoe Damon, a rising junior majoring in biology, died when the van she was a passenger in, driven by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Richard Andrus, went off the road. Three other passengers were injured, none with life-threatening injuries.
The entire Binghamton University community is saddened by news of this tragic accident and the loss of one of our own, said President C. Peter Magrath. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Zoe Damon and the others who were injured in the accident.
Binghamton University and the Office of International Programs are committed to offering ongoing support and assistance to the students involved in this accident, and their families. The majority of students participating in the program have returned home. Two remain for another day or two while their passports, which were lost in the accident, are replaced. Associate Professor Richard Andrus will remain with them and see to any details in Costa Rica. The University Counseling Center is available to assist students and/or to provide consultation on alternative resources. Call the Counseling Center at 607-777-2772 during normal business hours, or University Police at 607-777-2222 to reach the after-hours Counselor on Call.