College student from Los Altos dies from meningitis

May 10, 2012 6:10:30 PM PDT
A first-year college student from Los Altos has died from meningitis, at Washington University in St. Louis.

Health officials there say they don't know yet how Emily Benatar contracted the bacterial disease. There have been no other cases reported. The chancellor says her family was with Benatar when she died. They've scheduled a memorial service for her on Saturday, May 19 at the Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.