STORRS, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut family is mourning the loss of their daughter as she was killed in a tragic accident at University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus.

State police said Jeffny Pally, 19, was sitting on the ground with her back against a bay door at the university’s fire station when the door opened.

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A fire department SUV ran over Pally and kept moving.

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Pally’s parents said she was a caring person who tried to help others.

“She always felt that she needs to do something to help people and actually, very recently, she was thinking of doing nursing,” her mother Shiny Pally said.

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The driver of the SUV, 60-year-old Dana Barrow, has been placed on administrative detail while the investigation continues.