USI freshman dies in car accident Sunday

Shannon Hall

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Brandon Wagler, a freshman accounting and professional services major, died in a car accident at 9:03 a.m. Sunday  in Daviess County, Ind.

According to the accident report, the 18-year-old was heading northbound on County Road 1200 East when he passed another vehicle. While passing the vehicle, he hydroplaned and lost control of his vehicle, which went off the road and struck a tree head-on. Wagler was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wagler enjoyed playing sports and was an avid Cardinals and Colts fan, according to his obituary.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the First Mennonite Church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m.  Wednesday at the First Mennonite Church in Montgomery, Ind. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Any student needing assistance should contact the Counseling Center, located in Orr Center, room 1051.  The Dean of Students Office (DOSO) located in University Center East, room 1229, may also be contacted by email at deanofstudents@usi.edu or phone at 812.464.1862.

Check out next week’s issue of The Shield for a tribute to Wagler. 

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