Report: Medical Examiner Rules Harvard-Yale Tailgate Death ‘Accidental’
NEW HAVEN, CT (CBS) – Connecticut’s medical examiner’s office say the death of a Massachusetts woman at a Harvard-Yale game this past weekend appears accidental, according to the Hartford Courant.
Nancy Barry, 30, of Salem, was struck and killed by a U-Haul truck while she was tailgating outside the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut.
Two other women were also injured in that crash.
The driver, 21-year-old Yale student Brendan Ross, passed a field sobriety test and police do not believe he was drinking.
His lawyer says a vehicle malfunction is to blame.
According to the CBS affiliate in Hartford, the truck model in question, a 1999 Ford F-350, has had hundreds of customer complaints, including many complaints involving sudden acceleration.
U-Haul says not all 1999 F-350’s are the same and using to these overall complaints to make decisions would not be practical.