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October 22, 2018

SUNY Oswego Professor Killed in Limo Crash


OSWEGO, NY – One of the 20 victims in this weekend’s fatal limousine crash in Schoharie has been identified as Brian Hough.

He was a geology professor at SUNY Oswego.

Hough was one of the two people killed outside the limo.

The driver and all 17 passengers in the limo were killed.

SUNY Oswego issued the following statement:

The campus community is deeply saddened by the death of Brian Hough, an assistant professor of geology, who passed away as a result of an accident on Saturday.

A valued colleague and dedicated teacher, he first arrived on campus in 2016 as a visiting professor. Hough was a scholar who specialized in the interactions of tectonics and climate and paleoelevation. He taught courses in stratigraphy, oceanography, historical geology, and paleontology.

He earned his PhD from the University of Rochester, master’s degree from Idaho State University, and bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.

In a short time, Brian became a major part of our campus family, said President Deborah F. Stanley. He was a dedicated faculty member who inspired his students to learn and understand at a deep level, and whose contributions were often sought by his colleagues. He will be missed and remembered fondly by all, always.

Our condolences go out to Brian’s family, friends, colleagues and his students during this difficult time.

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