Ole Miss student athlete dies in crash

Ty Laporte Photo: Ole Miss Athletics/Joshua McCoy

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) — A University of Mississippi student athlete died in a car crash Thursday night.

Ole Miss officials said 23-year-old Ty Laporte lost her life in an accident near Holly Springs.

Ty Laporte Photo: Ole Miss Athletics/Joshua McCoy
Ty Laporte
Photo: Ole Miss Athletics/Joshua McCoy

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by Ty’s death,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, her teammates, coaches and our staff during this difficult time.  Everyone in the Ole Miss family offers our deepest sympathy to everyone who was touched by Ty’s amazing and infectious spirit.”

Ty played volleyball and ran track.

‪”This is another tragic loss for our campus community and especially our student-athletes, their coaches and administration,” said ‪Brandi Hephner LaBanc, vice chancellor for student affairs. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Ty’s family, teammates and friends.”‬‬

Read about Ty’s accomplishments on the school’s website. 

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