Mercyhurst mourns death of student

Just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, Mercyhurst College student Matthew Zachary Milgate, 20, of Scottsville, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident in the 500 block of East 38th Street.

Milgate, a sophomore sportsmedicine major with a concentration in physical therapy, died after being struck by two cars traveling west on East 38th Street directly in front of the college.

The Erie Police Department is handling the investigation into the incident.

Milgate’s parents, Teri and Tom Milgate, were notified of his death by the Monroe County, N.Y., Sheriff’s Department about 2:30 a.m.

Mercyhurst residence life and counseling staffs were available on campus throughout the night to offer support to students.

Mercyhurst College Interim President Dr. Michael McQuillen has offered his, and the college community’s, deepest condolences to the family.

An 18-year-old freshman Mercyhurst student who assisted at the scene of the accident was accompanied by a resident life staff member to Hamot Medical Center before returning to campus about 2 a.m. He was uninjured.

Calling hours for Matthew Milgate, the Mercyhurst sophomore who was killed on Thursday, March 17, have been announced.

The family will hold visitation from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at Cameron Brady & Stueber Funeral Home, 111 Wolcott St., Le Roy, N.Y. (585-768-6800)

Directions are as follows:

Take I-90 east into New York, toward Rochester.

Take the third Rochester exit for Le Roy, Route 19.

Follow Route 19 south to Le Roy (about 10 minutes).

Go through the stoplight, and about Ľ mile past the light, on the left, is the funeral home.

Students interested in traveling together to visitation on Monday can contact Sister Geri in Campus Ministry, ext. 2301.
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