Ian Brunner Identified As Victim Who Dies After Car Falls On Top of Him; Hours After Receiving His Diploma

Ian Brunner Identified As Victim Who Dies After Car Falls On Top of Him; Hours After Receiving His Diploma

Over the weekend, Ian Brunner, a recent graduate of the University of Dayton, tragically passed away mere hours after receiving his diploma.

A 22-year-old man named Ian Brunner was reportedly pinned under his car on campus Sunday evening while he was working underneath it.

As reported by WHIO-TV, a caller informed dispatchers that Brunner’s car jack had “fallen out,” resulting in the recent college graduate becoming “trapped underneath.”

According to WPXI, the individual stated that “he is unresponsive.” The individual urgently requested immediate assistance, emphasizing the need for prompt action.

A black two-door automobile was found on top of the victim when first responders arrived at the student housing complex on Irving Avenue around 7 p.m.,

According to media reports, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified Brunner as the victim and confirmed that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The university issued a statement expressing their condolences and prayers to Ian’s family, friends, faculty, staff, and the entire campus community.

On the day of his graduation, a University of Dayton alumnus was tragically crushed to death by a car.

Brunner, who hailed from Pennsylvania, had participated in his own college graduation mere hours before his unfortunate passing.

As per the obituary provided by Schellhaas and Sons Funeral Home, a Franklin Park resident has passed away. The deceased individual had obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

In 2019, Ian completed his studies at North Allegheny High School and subsequently enrolled at the University of Dayton. As per his obituary, he participated in several extracurricular activities such as skiing, cross-country running, track and field, and robotics.

In addition to being a student at the school, Brunner was also involved in various extracurricular activities such as the Motor Sports Club, Makerspace, and Mars Rover Team. Moreover, Brunner was a member of the local British Transportation Museum and the YouTube channel “Things I Build.”

In a statement released on Monday, the University of Dayton requested the community to keep the family, friends, and loved ones of the young man in their thoughts and prayers.

As reported by the Tri-City Herald, Crystal Sullivan, who serves as the Director of Campus Ministry, stated during a memorial ceremony that the day had started with a cheerful celebration but unfortunately concluded with a devastating accident for one of the graduates.

As per the obituary, a mass is scheduled to be celebrated for Brunner on Saturday in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

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