ISU offers grief counseling following death of student

By WEEK Producer

April 3, 2014 Updated Apr 3, 2014 at 10:32 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State University is offering grief counseling services for friends of Michael Collins.

Collins, 22, died Wednesday night from injuries he suffered in a Saturday morning car crash. He was a senior, Exercise Science major at ISU.

Collins was one of four students in a car that was struck by an alleged drunk driver in the intersection of Main and Empire in Bloomington.

In a statement released by ISU President Larry Dietz, Collins is described as a bright and witty, an active member of the ISU community.

“Michael’s tragic death reminds us that life is indeed precious,” Dietz stated. “His wish to be an organ donor also serves as a reminder that even in the midst of grief, life continues. We can all take a lesson from his selflessness and learn more about organ donation.”

Counseling services will be available to students at the university’s Student Counseling Services office at (309) 438-3655.

Details about funeral arrangements will be posted on the Division of Student Affairs website once they are finalized.

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