UConn RB In Serious But Stable Condition Following Fatal Car Crash


The information is sketchy at this point, but UConn running back Martin Hyppolite is in serious but stable condition after being involved a two-car wreck, that left the driver of the other vehicle dead.

The Manchester-Union Leader is reporting that Hyppolite was a passenger, and sustained significant injuries in the crash that killed 74-year-old Bruce Larson.

Hyppolite was a passenger in a 2004 Chrysler Sebring being driven by 20-year-old Ryan Merchant that slammed nearly head-on into a 2000 Buick driven by Larson.

The 74-year-old Larson, who was a New Hampshire judge, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Manchester Union-Leader wrote Sunday that “early indications are the driver of the Sebring was attempting to pass when he hit the Buick, driver’s side door to driver’s side door.”

Police declined to say whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.  Hyppolite remains hospitalized at a New Hampshire medical facility.

Last season as a redshirt junior, Hyppolite played in 12 games, rushing for 69 yards on 19 carries.