Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Students Gather at Memorial for UConn Theta

Students Remember Sorority Girl Killed in Hit-and-Run
As reported by The Trentonian

Hundreds of people gathered at a memorial Sunday to share memories of Carlee Wines, the University of Connecticut student killed by a hit-and-run vehicle on campus two months ago.

Wines, 19, a freshman from Manalapan, N.J., died two days after being struck in a campus crosswalk on Jan. 20.

She was remembered Sunday as a vibrant young woman who loved UConn, made friends easily and loved taking pictures for her scrapbook or sending them to friends from her cell phone.
About 500 people attended the memorial Sunday in UConn's student union theater, including several police officers and investigators who worked on the hit-and-run case, friends from high school, and her UConn sorority sisters from Kappa Alpha Theta.

''You people embraced her and took her on as your own,'' Carlee's father, Stephen Wines, told the crowd.

Police have arrested five people in connection with the incident, including alleged driver Anthony P. Alvino, of Lindenhurst, N.Y.. He faces multiple charges including misconduct with a motor vehicle resulting in death.

His front-seat passenger, UConn freshman Michele Hall, of Wantagh, N.Y., is charged with conspiracy to commit evading responsibility, and three other students are charged with serving or buying liquor for the four teenagers who were in Alvino's vehicle.

The cases are pending in court.

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