Obituary-- Sergio Vazquez
Sergio Vazquez, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, died from injuries sustained in a car accident in Battleground, WA, on Monday. Vazquez was traveling in a rental car Sunday night with a friend, Alain Faias, when the accident occurred. Their car was hit by a truck.
Vazquez was pronounced dead at the hospital. Faias was injured in the accident, but is recovering in Portland, OR.
Vazquez, whose mother is American and whose father is French, grew up in France. He received an undergraduate degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He earned a master's degree from the University of Florida before coming to MIT in 1985, where he had been studying theoretical physics. Vazquez enjoyed rock climbing and photography.
He is survived by his mother, who lives in Florida, his father, who lives in France, and his brother, who is living in Washington, DC.
Vazquez was buried yesterday in Tampa, FL. Information regarding a memorial service at MIT will be available next week.