Mississippi college student struck by car, killed
Published 4:51 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2022
A college student originally from Mississippi died after she was struck by a car on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, authorities said Wednesday.
Elena Lucore, 19, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, was walking with a friend along Massachusetts Avenue — a major thoroughfare through campus — when she was struck by a car driven by another student at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from the Northwestern district attorney’s office.
It was raining at the time, authorities said.
She was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where she was pronounced dead. Her friend was not hurt.
The driver of the car, a 21-year-old student, stayed on the scene and cooperated with police. He said he was returning home from the library. His name was not made public.
The accident remains under investigation.