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Jarrad Rocheleau and Loren Welsh, two former University of Rhode Island (URI) students, have settled a lawsuit that accused them of causing the death of a college student from Richboro, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The wrongful death lawsuit alleged that the two students were responsible for the death of Francis J. Marx V who was crushed by a bus in Newport five years ago.

According to an account from, the wrongful death lawsuit began two weeks ago in Superior Court and was resolved prior to final arguments. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Rocheleau and Welsh admitted no wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

Marx was out at a formal dance with friends when he got into an argument with a group of URI students who were out celebrating graduation. According to the lawsuit, the argument escalated to the point that Marx was pushed to the ground and fell beneath the wheel of a bus carrying students on a bar tour. Lawyers for the defendants said they never pushed Marx and suggested that he had been drinking heavily and fell backward on his own, resulting in the fatal pedestrian accident.

Over the course of one day on Friday, February 20, two car accidents in Pennsylvania left one pedestrian dead and one driver in critical condition, according to an article from

Around 7pm, Kurt Spielberg, 81, was hit by a car driving westbound on Kelly Drive as he walked into oncoming traffic, according to a police spokeswoman. Spielberg was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital where he was pronounced dead due to the serious injuries. It was reported that it is unknown why Spielberg walked into oncoming traffic and the driver who hit him will not face charges.

Later that night, Lewis Leon, 26, was driving westbound on Somerset Street when he allegedly hit a car stopped at a traffic signal. The woman in the hit vehicle suffered head trauma, extensive bruising, and broken bones from this auto accident in Philadelphia. She was reported to be in critical condition on Monday February 23. Leon was arrested and charged with recklessly endangering another person, driving while under the influence of intoxicants, aggravated assault, and related offenses.
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