VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Tech freshman who returned home with his family after last week's campus massacre was killed in a car crash, his father said Sunday.
Jeff Soriano died from his injuries Friday in Senatara Norfolk General Hospital after he was pulled from the wreckage of his burning vehicle, police said.
Enrique Soriano, speaking by telephone from his home in Chesapeake, Va., said he picked up his son in the days after the April 16 slaughter on the Blacksburg campus, which left 33 dead, including gunman Seung-Hui Cho.
Soriano said his son was in the engineering school.
Soriano's vehicle flipped several times and struck a tree before coming to a rest, investigators said. The cause of the crash was not known.
Rob Waring said he heard the crash from his office and found Soriano unconscious inside the burning car. After helping pull Soriano to safety, Waring said he talked to a relative of Soriano at the crash scene.
"That's when I found out he was a Tech undergrad who had just gotten home, so that sort of brought this terrible week into focus for me," said Waring, who attended Virginia Tech in the 1970s.