Purdue senior dies night before graduation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Purdue senior who was supposed to graduate in Sunday’s commencement ceremony died overnight.

Purdue spokesperson Tim Doty confirmed that Kyle Runkle was a senior studying Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

“We are saddened any time we experience a student’s death and offer our condolences and support to their family and friends. As a reminder, Purdue offers resources and support to all members of our campus community,” Dr. Katie Sermersheim, the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students, said in a statement.

It is unclear at this time how Runkle died. Click here to find resources through Purdue CAPS. 


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