Fil-Am college student killed in crash by impaired driver

NEW JERSEY — What started out to be a fun night out for 20-year-old Fil-Am Michael Sot and his friends turned tragic.

Sot, who was the designated driver that night, was killed after an impaired driver crashed into his car.

The sophomore math major at the College of New Jersey died Tuesday, two days after the crash.

The impaired driver, 22-year-old David Lamar, crossed into the oncoming lane and struck Sot’s vehicle.

Lamar was charged with vehicular homicide, as well as seven counts of second-degree assault by auto in connection with the 2 AM crash Sunday near the college campus.

College officials said sot had six passengers. Four of them are students who sustained injuries.

Hundreds of students held a vigil honoring Sot Tuesday night, saying he always wanted to do things right and keep people around him safe. So it was no surprise to them that he offered to be the designated driver on the night of the crash.

In the last three days alone, a GoFundMe page set up by a campus fraternity for the victim and his passengers has raised over $100,000.

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