Yale tightens tailgating policy, bans kegs at athletic events after fatal accident

Yale University has tightened its policy on tailgating after a Massachusetts woman was killed and two others injured when a truck drove through a tailgating area at the Harvard-Yale football game in November.

Yale officials said it will not permit kegs at university athletic events or functions. It says the policy is consistent with practices at many other universities, including Princeton and Harvard.

Yale also says oversized vehicles, such as box trucks or large commercial vehicles, will not be allowed in university lots at athletic events, unless driven by a pre-approved authorized vendor. Student tailgating will end at kickoff, and all students and guests will be required to leave the student tailgating area.

A new vehicle-free area for student tailgating will be created.

New Haven police are investigating the crash.