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Funeral held for Notre Dame student killed in accident

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) - The funeral Mass has begun for a Notre Dame student killed when a tower from which he was filming football practice toppled over.

The Mass was being held Monday morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church in the Chicago suburb of Bufalo Grove.

Declan Sullivan was on a scissor lift that fell as wind gusts reportedly reached around 50 mph. The 20-year-old's funeral was Monday in suburban Chicago.

Indiana regulators are investigating whether the university violated safety rules by allowing Sullivan onto the lift on a blustery day last week.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says it was his decision to hold practice outdoors on a windy day.

Sullivan's uncle Mike Miley says the family has not been thinking about who to blame for the accident, but instead is focusing on celebrating Sullivan's life.


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