SU mourns loss of senior after dirt bike accident

Updated: Oct 15

The Salisbury University community is mourning the loss of senior Sky Danee Campbell, who was killed Saturday evening following a dirt bike accident in Carroll County.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the reported minor vehicle collision between two dirt bikes Saturday at 8:13 p.m.

One bike was driven by a 24-year-old man with no passengers, while the other was driven by a 24-year-old man with an accompanying 22-year-old passenger, who was later identified as Campbell, according to the initial investigation.

Both drivers were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries, while Campbell was taken to the Carroll Hospital Center, where she was later pronounced dead.

All individuals involved in the accident were not wearing helmets, police said.

Campbell was a full-time SU nursing student enrolled in the College of Health and Human Services and was planning to graduate in the spring of 2021, according to a campus-wide email from SU Student Affairs.

Campbell was also a member of the Student Nurses Association at the university.


Per the email, funeral arrangements are currently being prepared, with the family communicating details with friends and classmates.

A GoFundMe page has been started “to assist with [Campbell’s] service arrangements and medical bills,” according to the fundraiser.

As of early Wednesday evening, $39,433 of the $50,000 goal have been raised from 849 donors.

Campbell’s GoFundMe page may be visited here.

Any potential charges will be determined following the conclusion of the currently open investigation conducted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Crash and Reconstruction Unit.

Updates will be made as more information becomes available on this developing story.



Support resources are in place at SU for individuals in need of counseling or mental health services.

The SU Student Counseling Center may be reached at 410-543-6070 or counseling@salisbury.edu.

The SU Cares Case Manager for students may be contacted at 410-543-6080 or sucares@salisbury.edu.

The SU After Hours Support Line, available for students, faculty and staff, may be reached at 833-631-1066.



By JAKOB TODD

News editor

Featured image: Remembering Sky Campbell GoFundMe page.

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