The University Mourns the Loss of Victoria Tropper

Victoria Anne Tropper, senior psychology major at the University, was killed after being struck by a car on Joline and Fifth avenues on Wednesday, September 11.

According to the Asbury Park Press, “Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, said two cars collided at the intersection and when the drivers left their vehicles, one was stuck by a passing vehicle.”

University President Dr. Paul R. Brown informed the Monmouth community via email on September 12. The email said, “The University regrets the untimely death of a member of our community and extends its deep sympathies to her family and friends at this most difficult time. The loss of such a young person is truly tragic.”

Chief William McElrath, Chief of the Monmouth University Police Department, explained that Tropper’s case is still under investigation. He said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”

Mary Anne Nagy, Vice President for Student and Community Services, said that Franca Mancini, Director of Counseling and Psychology Services, is reaching out to the Psychology Department to see what they can do to help any faculty who had Tropper as a student and psychology students who attended class with her. Nagy continued by saying that her and Brown have contacted Tropper’s family in regards to service and memorial details along with condolences.

Victoria Drake, alumnus, said that she had class with Tropper when she was studying phycology at the University. “I didn’t know her that well but to see something that tragic is sad.”

Services have not yet been announced but Brown said in his email when all details are settled he will inform the University.

****PHOTO CAPTION (PHOTO TAKEN from Victoria Anne Tropper (pictured above) was a senior psychology major at the University. On Wednesday September 11, she was fatally struck by an oncoming vehicle.*****