USD student Caitlyn Carman passed away in a car crash in Sioux Falls on Thursday according to an email sent to students Friday morning.
Carman, a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, was an elementary education major at USD and a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
In an email from Kim Grieve, dean of students and vice president of student services, there will be a candlelight vigil at 9:00 p.m. tonight hosted by the women of Pi Beta Phi at Prentis Park.
There will also be a visitation service for Caitlyn from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 at Peace Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.
Funeral Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at Peace Lutheran Church. Burial will be located at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sioux Falls.
Taylor Gustafson, junior nursing major and chapter president of Pi Beta Phi, said that Carman’s passing is heartbreaking for the sorority, however, they were “blessed to have known such an incredible woman.”
“Our chapter is heartbroken at the loss of such a genuine, kind-hearted and strong woman. Caitlyn didn’t go a day without helping another person, and she was never without a smile. She has touched so many lives, and we will continue to live through her,” Gustafson said. “She has left a permanent mark on our lives, and we are better to have known such a beautiful soul.”
The following resources are available to students:
USD Counseling Center 605-677-5777
Dean of Students office 605-677-5331
University Police Department 605-677-5342