Crash victim graduates Yale

Nine years after surviving a horrific accident that killed four fellow college athletes, a former football player gradated from Yale University yesterday. Brett Smith suffered brain damage in the accident

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2012, 4:11 PM

Updated 4,442 days ago

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Nine years after surviving a horrific accident that killed four fellow college athletes, a former football player gradated from Yale University yesterday.
Brett Smith suffered brain damage in the accident on I-95 in Fairfield in January 2003.
Smith was among nine students in an SUV that slammed into a jackknifed truck on the icy highway.
He was a freshman at the time and his brain injury put him into a coma.
Doctors told him he would never be able to return to school.
Smith was among the more than 1,200 graduates at Yale's graduation.


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