FAIRFIELD - A Fairfield University student has died after a car accident the day before he was supposed to graduate.
Police say Massachusetts native Deandre Lawton, 21, crashed his car into a tree near campus on North Benson Road early Saturday morning.
Lawton was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he later died.
Lawton was supposed to graduate yesterday. Classmates held a moment of silence in his honor during the ceremony.
The university says grief counseling will be available for any student who needs it.