Police Report Indicates No Seatbelt, Reckless Driving In Accident
Pennsylvania State Police released the crash report following the fatal car accident on Sunday. According to the report, Vitalya “Tally” Sepot, as well as passenger Brooke Kalodner were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Sepot was ejected from the vehicle and Kalodner sustained moderate injuries in the crash.
Police indicate the driver of the vehicle, a 2004 GMC Envoy, was Max Titlebaum, who was the other student in the vehicle to sustain moderate injuries, as first reported by The Daily Collegian. Titlebaum was cited for reckless driving in relation to the accident. According to cars.com, a typical 2004 Envoy has a maximum seating capacity of five people, meaning the group was potentially two passengers over the limit. However, we are told by a source that the vehicle had a third row.
The vehicle was traveling westbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Malvern interchange when the car veered from the right lane onto the shoulder and then abruptly swerved back into the right lane, cause the vehicle to overturn. Sepot was ejected during the overturn, and the car landed upright on the shoulder, facing west.
The State Police report did not indicate the number of available seat belts in the vehicle. The other four passengers, though all transported to Paoli Hospital via ambulance, sustained only minor injuries.
Alpha Chi Omega is holding candlelight vigil tomorrow night at Old Main in honor of Sepot.
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