Ceremony held to honor student killed in crash

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– This first week of school should be full of excitement and anticipation, but for a lot of Sacred Heart students it’s a day of mourning as they say goodbye to one of their classmates.

News 8 learned Saturday that Kaitlyn Doorhy, a Sacred Heart University student, hit by a car on Madison Avenue in Bridgeport had died. Sunday night a special mass will be held in honor of the woman who lost her life.

Around 12:30 in the afternoon Friday, the 20-year-old Mattituck, New York native was hit by a car as she tried to cross the street with a friend. That friend was not hurt but on an emotional level those on the campus say they are grieving over what happened.

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There were some pictures taken at a vigil that was held Friday night for Doorhy while this community was still praying for her recover. Public Safety officials with the University tell News 8 that media has been barred from campus during the ceremony.

School officials say they’d like to use this time to come together privately as a community. And while News 8 may not be able to be in attendance Sunday night, we are getting a better idea of who Doorhy was.

In her obituary in the Suffolk Times it says she was a loved sister, daughter, and granddaughter.

The mass begins Sunday night at 7:00pm at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

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