DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A freshman at the University of Dayton who was critically injured in an off campus incident Sunday morning has died. Dayton Police released a statement stating that they believe he was on his way to get food when the incident took place.
In a post to Twitter, Cohen said that Michael Currin passed away Monday morning.
Currin was an accomplished student and athlete, having been awarded the Man of Moeller award at graduation; as well as being the president of the National Honors Society and vice-captain of Moeller’s basketball team.
The Dayton Police Department Homicide Unit has joined the investigation into Currin’s death, working with detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit who have been gathering evidence and conducting interviews since the incident took place.
An email from the University to students said 19-year-old Michael Currin was critically injured and hospitalized after the incident in the 3100 block of Wayne Avenue.
Dear students, faculty and staff,University of Dayton
We are writing to ask your prayers for Michael Currin, 19, a first-year business student from Montgomery, Ohio, and a graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School, who was critically injured off-campus and hospitalized early this morning. Dayton police are investigating the incident.
We ask each of you to join with Michael’s family and friends to pray for his healing and recovery. We invite the campus community to join in prayers for Michael at 5 p.m. today via Zoom; the login link and password are below.
In the spirit of our Marianist tradition, we invite you to offer this prayer for Michael as well.
Currin was a freshman from Montgomery, Ohio. Currin’s high school, Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati hosted a vigil Sunday for the former student and basketball player. The University of Dayton also held a virtual vigil.
Monday, the Dayton Police Department asked the public for information that could help solve the case.
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