Sacred Heart University settles lawsuit with family after student died during pancake-eating contest

Sacred Heart University has agreed to a settlement to the family of Caitlin Nelson, 20, a student who died in 2017 after choking during a charity pancake-eating contest at the school.

Details of the agreement have not been disclosed and both sides have declined to comment, reports Daniel Tepfer for CT Post.

Ms. Nelson’s father, PAPD Officer James A. Nelson, was killed responding to the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Caitlin Nelson was studying social work and worked at America’s Camp, a camp for children who lost parents to the attacks.

The lawsuit filed by the Nelson family claimed that the university failed to have adequate medical personnel at the event.

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