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IU Student Killed In Drunk Driving Accident
Updated July 22, 2014 7:02 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(NAPERVILLE, Ill.) - An Indiana University student was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning in Naperville, Ill.

According to a press release for the Naperville Police Department, Syed was one of three people involved in the crash that happened at 1:59 a.m. Saturday.

Michael T. Szot was driving a 2007 Chevy Impala while intoxicated. Syed and 21-year-old Mihirtej Boddupalli were passengers in the car, according to the release.

The car crashed into several trees, and then landed in a quarry.

Szot, the driver, was able to swim free. Syed and Boddupalli were unable to escape the car and were recovered by fire and police department divers and transported to Edward Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Szot was also transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Szot was then arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of another and two counts of reckless homicide. The crash remains under investigation.



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