Marlon W. Jackson, 23, of Townsend, Del., was taken to a hospital after the crash Saturday afternoon and died Thursday, according to Delaware State Police. He was driving when the car crossed a grassy median, began to spin, and entered the northbound lanes of the highway and into the path of a pickup truck, according to police.
Passenger Giovanni P. Downie, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Two passengers in the back seat, Marcus A. Dunn, of Jersey City, and Jordan A. Hannah, of Queens, N.Y., were taken to a hospital in stable condition. The driver of the pickup was also taken to a hospital, according to police.
The accident led people to offer prayers on social media and at two vigils on campus Thursday. “There were prayers, expressions; there were words of encouragement for the community,” Holmes said. “This is something that has been very traumatic for the university.”
Two of the students have returned to the university, Holmes said; one remains hospitalized.
The executive director of Kappa Alpha Psi at the national headquarters in Philadelphia did not respond to a message seeking comment Friday.