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Breaking News

Breaking News
5:33 pm - February 24, 2017

Six arrested in connection with UConn student's death

By EKATERINE TCHELIDZE

Chronicle Staff Writer

STORRS – Six individuals were arrested today in connection with the death of student Jeffny Pally, 20, who was struck by a fire truck on campus at the University of Connecticut last Oct. 16.

In addition, police said Friday that Pally was under the influence of alcohol when she died.

The suspects were identified as:

• Patrick Callahan, 22, of 51 Baxter Road, Mansfield, who was arrested for permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol.

He was released on $2, 500 non-surety bond.

• Matthew Moll, 22, of 51 Baxter Road, Mansfield, who was charged with permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol.

He was released on $2,500 non-surety bond.

• Dylan Morose, 23, of 51 Baxter Road, Mansfield, who was charged with permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol.

He was released on $2, 500 non-surety bond.

• Jonathan Polansky, 23, 15 Sherman St., Beverly, Mass., who was charged with permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol.

He was released on $2,500 non-surety bond.

• Dominic Godi, 21, of 19 Meadow Road, Bolton, who was arrested for conspiracy to commit sale/delivery of alcohol to minors.

He was released on $2,500 non-surety bond issued.

•Austin Custodio, 22, 117 Boyce Road, Pine Bush, N.Y., who was arrested for sale/delivery to minors.

He was released on $5,000 non-surety bond.

All accused individuals are expected to appear in Rockville Superior Court on March 8.

Pally, of West Hartford, was leaning against the exterior door of a bay at the University of Connecticut Public Safety Complex on 126 North Eagleville Road in Storrs, when an emergency vehicle struck and killed her on the way to a call.

The UConn shift commander, Dana Barrow, 61, responded to a fire service call at around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 16.

Barrow, driving an emergency vehicle, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe owned by UConn, struck Pally as she fell back on the ground, when the bay door opened.

Based on the investigation, Pally was under the influence of alcohol during the time of an accident, according to state police Friday.

Pally, who was subsequently identified as a UConn student, died as a result of the incident.

Police said no further arrests are expected.

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