Murray State student Daniel M. Milam, 24, from Memphis Tenn., died in a single-vehicle fatality collision that occurred April 6, at approximately 2:52 p.m. The collision occurred on U.S. 641 north of Hazel, Ky.
The Calloway County coroner pronounced Milam dead on the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
Preliminary investigation show that a 1999 Ford Taurus ran off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle overturned before coming to final rest against a tree.
State Trooper Brian Duvall is continuing the investigation. The Calloway County Sheriff’s Department, Murray-Calloway County EMS, Calloway County Coroner’s Office, Murray Fire Department and the Calloway County Fire Rescue assisted Duvall on the scene.
Red and yellow ribbons were handed out in the Center for Student Involvement Office on Monday to honor Milam.
This is the second Murray State student to die in a car wreck in 2013.
Shelby Theiss died last month was she was involved in a wreck on KY 94E.
Milam was involved in many campus organizations such as Phi Mu Alpha, The Suspensions and was a resident adviser in Regents College last year.
Since Milam was very active in music and theater on campus and in the city of Murray, this year’s All Campus Sing is also going to be dedicated to Milam, as well as Playhouse in the Park’s, “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Donations are also being accepted in the University Store to help support the Milam family.