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.

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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.