Ryan Chartrand

Cal Poly biology sophomore Brittany Nicole Carroll, 19, was killed along with her husband in a head-on collision in North Dakota on March 25.

Carroll and husband Arthur Carroll, 22, were about 40 miles from starting their new life together at the Minot Air Force Base where Arthur Carroll was stationed.

Police said Carroll’s car crossed the center divide and collided head-on with a pickup truck Sunday night of finals week. The three passengers in the pickup truck were injured, police said.

Carroll left San Luis Obispo on Tuesday of that week after a farewell party and had planned to stay in North Dakota for three years with her husband.

Carroll met her husband in high school and later married him last summer.

She planned to transfer to Minot State University and was possibly looking for a new field to study because she had grown tired of biology, said biology sophomore Jennifer Jones, who was Carroll’s roommate this year.

Aside from school, Jones said that Carroll was also involved with children.

“She babysat a lot for her niece, and she was a nanny back home,” Jones said.

Chemistry sophomore Susan Heisig, Carroll’s roommate from freshman year said Carroll was a fun-loving person.

“She was perky and always bouncing off the walls,” Heisig said. “Anything that made her laugh, she was there. She was just all about having fun.”

Vice president of Student Affairs Cornel Morton said that the couple’s death was an unspeakable tragedy and that he will call for a moment of silence in their honor at an Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors Meeting.

“I am very sad to hear about (the deaths) and I am also offering the university’s resources to assist the family,” Morton said.

Carroll’s passing marks the sixth Cal Poly student death in the past year.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to the Brittany Houlehan-Carroll Memorial Fund through Bank of America at 104 River St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, account number 0176243348.

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