Fanshawe College mourns international student

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Dennies Sebastian was in his fourth semester of the electromechanical engineering technician program at Fanshawe.

Fanshawe College is mourning the loss of a young international student killed in a crash in north London on Jan. 6.

Dennies Sebastian was in his fourth semester of the electromechanical engineering technician program at Fanshawe.

Sebastian passed away in a two-vehicle crash in the intersection of Adelaide Street North and Ilderton Road in Middlesex Centre Wednesday afternoon. Two people from the other vehicle involved were seriously injured.

Sebastian was born in Kottayam, India.

“May his soul Rest in Peace. LOMA expresses our deep and heartfelt condolences to the sorrowing family and joins in their prayers for the deceased,” said Rajesh Jose, secretary of the London Ontario Malayalee Association (LOMA), a group formed in 1977 to represent people from the Indian state of Kerala.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Dennies’ family, friends and faculty during this difficult time,” Fanshawe said in a Jan. 8 email from corporate communications

In memory of Sebastian, the College flag at London Campus was lowered to half-mast on Jan. 12.