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Purdue senior supposed to graduate dies overnight

Kyle Runkle was a senior studying Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 9:15 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2019 11:51 PM

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," said Dr. Katie Sermersheim is the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students in a statement.

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

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