A Death in the Solar Car Movement

Being a former University of Waterloo student and well aware of our leading role in the development of a solar-powered car, I pass on this piece of sad news without further comment:

A U of T student has been killed in a tragic car accident during the Canadian Solar Tour.

Andrew Frow, a U of T mechanical engineering student, was driving U of T’s Blue Sky Solar Racing car on Highway 7 near Kitchener-Waterloo on Thursday, Aug. 12, when it was involved in a two-car crash. He was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener later that afternoon.

Angela Hildyard, U of T’s acting president, said her thoughts are with those close to Frow at this difficult time. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew’s family and friends.”

A U of T crisis response team involving counsellors and the U of T Police is assisting members of the Canadian Solar Tour. The Toronto portion of the tour, featuring solar cars from six universities in Ontario and Quebec, has been cancelled.

Perth County OPP are investigating the accident.

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