Loyola Student Dies after Motorcycle Accident

Courtesy of Tony WebsterVega was a sophomore in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola.

A Loyola student was killed after a motorcycle accident in Oakland County, Michigan Aug. 24.

Ana (Sofia) Vega De La Fuente, 20, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to an email from Loyola Campus Ministry to Loyola students, faculty and staff.

Vega was riding a motorcycle with her father when the accident occurred, but The Phoenix wasn’t immediately able to confirm how the accident took place.

According to the GoFundMe page set up for Vega, which raised over $4,000 at the time of publication, Vega suffered severe head injuries and trauma.

Vega was a sophomore at Loyola, studying in the Quinlan School of Business. She was preparing to spend this fall semester at the John Felice Rome Center as part of the US/Europe double degree program, according to Campus Ministry.

According to the email, Vega had plans of pursuing international business.

“For those of us who know her you understand how amazing this girl is, how smart, how educated, polite and most of all kind,” The GoFundMe said.  

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department couldn’t immediately provide more details of the crash.

Services will be held in Texas, according to the email.

Campus Ministry provided a list of student wellness services for students needing support following the announcement.

This has been updated as more information has become available. 

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