SHU Mourns Loss of One of Its Students

Scott Patrick and His Mother Killed in Feb. 1 Car Accident; University Has Memorial Service


The Siena Heights Community remembers Scott Patrick


A Siena Heights University student and his mother were killed when the vehicle they were traveling in collided with a tow truck Feb. 1 near Fenton, Mich.scott_patrick2.jpg


According to initial police reports, Scott Patrick, 20, and his mother, Jeanne Patrick, 58, were traveling south on U.S. 23 at approximately 8 p.m. when their vehicle reportedly slid into the back of the truck. The mother, who was the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and Scott died a short time later.


According to Siena Heights University officials, Scott was a junior Spanish/English major who lived on campus. He was involved in the Rotaract Club and was a regular attendee at Sunday Mass, according to SHU Chaplain Father Tom Helfrich.


“The Siena community is heartbroken by this news,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert. “We will assist our students, faculty and staff who knew Scott through the grieving process. We also want to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Patrick family in their time of loss. May God bless them as they deal with this tragedy.”


The University conducted an informal memorial service for members of the Siena community Feb. 3 in Lumen Chapel. 

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