Updated as of April 30 at 9:10 p.m. to include information regarding a gathering of friends.
Elon University junior Jackson Yelle was killed Saturday evening in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to an email from Vice President for student life Jon Dooley.
Yelle, from North Eastham, Massachusetts, was a business analytics major and statistics minor, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The death is being investigated as a possible hit-and-run in Myrtle Beach, where he was on a weekend trip with members of the Club Baseball team.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department did not respond to Elon News Network’s request for comment to confirm the date, time and location of the accident. The Horry County Coroner's Office did not answer Elon News Network's phone calls.
On Instagram, the team reacted to his death.
Chaplains and counselors will be available Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the McBride Gathering Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion for those looking to connect in person.
The university will hold a gathering of friends at 5:30 p.m. May 1 in the McBride Gathering Space.
Members of the campus community who want to share messages with Yelle’s family can drop them off to the front desk in the Truitt Center or mail them to the Truitt Center at 2960 Campus Box.
For resources, students, faculty and staff can contact the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at 336-278-7729, staff with Student Care and Outreach in the Office of the Dean of Students at 336-278-7200, or counselors from Counseling Services at 336-278-7280.
Students can access 24/7 resources from the crisis counselor on-call at 336-278-2222, TalkNow from TimelyCare, or Student Life administrator on-call through Campus Safety and Police at 336-278-5555. Faculty and staff may also utilize Elon Work-Life Resources for support.