Student photographer killed as tower blows over in high wind

NOTRE DAME, Indiana (USANN4)– Investigators are looking into an accident at the University of Notre Dame which killed a student.   Twenty-year-old Declan Sullivan died after the tower from which he was filming football practice fell over.   Sullivan was a junior from Long Grove, Illinois.   The South Bend Tribune reports that he was a writer for The Observer, Notre Dame’s student newspaper.

Winds were gusting over 50 miles-per-hour, although it is unknown whether they caused the tower to fall over.   He had just Tweeted about how scared he was to be on the tower in such dangerous conditions.   A special mass will be held today at the university in memory of Sullivan.

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