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Penn State student from CT killed in car crash

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BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A student from Connecticut who attended Pennsylvania State University was killed in a one-car crash on Sunday. 

The accident happened on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and involved seven students. 

Vitalya Sepot, a 19-year-old sophomore from Branford, was killed in the crash. 

The students were returning from a trip to collect donations for THON, a student-run philanthropy at the university. 

Sepot was a passenger in the car when the accident happened at about 1:49 p.m. Details of the accident are still under investigation. 

She was majoring in graphic design and was part of a group of students from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. 

The other six students involved in the accident were brought to Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania. 

The vice president for Student Affairs, Damon Sims, put out this statement, "The Penn State community and all who know the good work done through student involvement in THON are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our hopes are with the students injured, whose release from the hospital we are eager to see, but our hearts are with Tally's family and friends, whose terrible loss we mourn."

There will be counseling on campus for any students or faculty affected by this crash. 

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