In tragic news, earlier this month a student from Purdue University was killed in a crash accident near Madison, AL. According to WISH-TV, Alabama police officers arrived on the scene of a crashed car off of I-565 and found 22-year-old Breanna Lemler of Bourbon, Indiana, dead at the scene.
Lemler, who was a student and member of Zeta Tau Alpha Theta at Purdue, was living in Decatur, Alabama for the summer while she worked as an intern at a local company. According to a spokesperson from the school, she was a senior in the College of Agriculture majoring in agricultural economics.
With great sadness, we mourn the loss of Breanna Lemler (Zeta Tau Alpha- Alpha Theta, Purdue University) who passed away Sunday,” the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity Tweeted out. “Bre joined ZTA in 2013 and was a leader in her chapter, serving on Executive Committee as House Manager in 2015.”
It’s unclear at this time what exactly caused the accident, or even what type of car she drove or how it was (on average, cars on the road today are just over 11 years old). Authorities are still investigating, but Lemler was a lone occupant and the only vehicle involved. There doesn’t appear to be any eye witnesses at this time.
The Greek organization of which Lemler was a part of released a statement of their heartfelt condolences upon hearing the tragic news.
“Bre was the most kind-hearted, selfless, God-fearing woman that I ever had the privilege to meet. She served as a leader in our chapter with grace and dignity, never letting her strong faith falter and always leading by example,” said chapter President Morgan Tomson.
“Once an earthly angel, now a heavenly one,” red another follow-up Tweet from the organization’s account.