Jason Titunik Obituary, Death – According to reports from the Connecticut State Police, Jason Titunik, a rising sophomore at Elon University, was shot and died on Thursday evening in Salisbury, Connecticut. Titunik, a resident of Sarasota, Florida, was a passenger in a vehicle that was being driven by Robert Steinmetz, who was 19 years old. According to the complaint filed by the police, Steinmetz was driving east on Route 44 when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole that was located on the right shoulder.
Steinmetz was taken to Sharon Hospital for treatment of what were likely to be very minor injuries. After being taken there in a critical condition, Titunik was proclaimed dead on July 6 in the evening. His injuries were life-threatening. According to the investigation, Titunik’s front airbag went off in addition to her using both the shoulder and lap belts in her vehicle. Canaan and Twin Lakes Road were both involved in the collision, which took place there. Any individuals who witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken with the lead officer Gina Giannini at State Police Troop B are asked to do so immediately so that the investigation can continue.
In addition, the police are requesting that anybody who was traveling in the vicinity around the time of the incident, which occurred at approximately 6 p.m., and who was equipped with a dashboard camera get in touch with Giannini at the department headquarters by dialing 860-626-1820. On the evening of July 7, Elon’s Vice President for Student Life, Jon Dooley, released an email to the Elon community expressing that Titunik’s death is made more heartbreaking because the majority of members of the Elon community are off campus for the summer and therefore are unable to remember and grieve Titunik’s life together.
Dooley stated in an email that “this unexpected and tragic loss is made even more difficult by the fact that we are unable to gather in person to mourn and share stories.” The passing of Jason has left a gaping hole in the fabric of our campus community. During this difficult time, we ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and that you get in touch with us if there is any way that we can be of assistance to you.