Student charged with negligent homicide
A Yale University student has been charged with negligent homicide five months after a fatal tailgating incident before a college football game, in which a truck he was driving hit three women, killing one of them.
Brendan Ross, 21, surrendered to police Friday and will be arraigned Monday, The Hartford Courant reported Saturday, with the Missouri native facing six months in prison.
Ross was driving a U-Haul truck loaded with beer kegs outside the Nov. 19 Yale-Harvard game when he struck and killed Massachusetts woman Nancy Barry, 30, and injured two others.
New Haven police said Ross -- who passed a sobriety test after the incident -- was making a turn near the entrance of a parking lot used for tailgating when the truck he was driving accelerated for an unknown reason. The truck then struck the three women before crashing into two other box trucks parked in the lot.
Yale announced new restrictions on tailgating at home football games in response to the death, including a ban on beer kegs and the use of "oversized vehicles" similar to the one that slammed into Barry.
Students and their guests also are no longer permitted to tailgate past kickoff.