MSU Student From Fenton Killed In Moped Crash Near Campus

The victim's moped collided with a pickup truck.

WWJ News
October 20, 2019 - 12:30 pm

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ) -- A Michigan State student who was killed in a crash involving a moped and a pickup truck has been identified.

Authorities say 20-year-old Sebastian Tyll, from Fenton, was on his moped around 7:30 a.m. Friday when it collided with a truck near the intersection of Mt. Hope and Hagadorn Roads near the MSU campus.

"The thoughts and prayers of the MSU community are with the family and friends of the crash victim," the university said in a statement.

The crash is still under investigation, but initial reports say Tyll was headed north on Hagadorn when he attempted to turn west onto Mt. Hope when he collided with the truck, which was headed south on Hagadorn.

Tyll was wearing a helmet and the driver of the truck, whose name has not been released, was wearing a seat belt. Police say alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

According to the statement from the university, the Office of Student Affairs has reached out to provide support to Tyll's family and campus community members that have been personally affected by Tyll's death can reach out to the school's Counseling and Psychiatric Services for resources.