5 NEWS UPDATE: WVU Student Identified as Victim of Fatal Hit and Run
Written by Alex Wiederspiel
Last updated on September 16, 2013 @ 12:44PM
Created on September 15, 2013 @ 11:19AM

UPDATE 8:00 PM 9/15/13:

Officials at West Virginia University identified the victim of a fatal hit and run as Joseph Dzuris of Harper's Ferry. They said Dzuris was civil engineering student at the school.

"We are deeply saddened by the news of this hit-and-run tragedy that occurred on Patteson Drive early Sunday morning. Joseph Dzuris, of Harper's Ferry, was a three-year Resident Assistant in Housing and currently completing a degree in civil engineering while working night shift in our residence hall.

"Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Joseph's family and many friends, and the countless students whose lives he touched so meaningfully. Counseling services will immediately be provided through WELLWVU: 304.293.4431. WVU Student Affairs has been in touch with Joseph's family to offer support and comfort. A bell-ringing service in his honor will be announced at an appropriate time.

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call the Morgantown Police Department at 304.284.7522."

“We are deeply saddened by the news of this hit-and-run tragedy that occurred on Patteson Drive early Sunday morning. Joseph Dzuris, of Harper’s Ferry, was a three-year Resident Assistant in Housing and currently completing a degree in civil engineering while working night shift in our residence hall.

“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Joseph’s family and many friends, and the countless students whose lives he touched so meaningfully. Counseling services will immediately be provided through WELLWVU: 304.293.4431. WVU Student Affairs has been in touch with Joseph’s family to offer support and comofort. A bell-ringing service in his honor will be announced at an appropriate time.

“Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call the Morgantown Police Department at 304.284.7522.”

- See more at: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2013/09/15/wvu-statement-on-student-death#sthash.jSswvexz.dpuf
Joseph Dzuris, of Harper’s Ferry
Joseph Dzuris, of Harper’s Ferry
Joseph Dzuris, of Harper’s Ferry
Joseph Dzuris, of Harper’s Ferry
Joseph Dzuris, of Harper’s Ferry

ORIGINAL STORY 9:00 AM 9/15/13:

Police are looking for a driver who apparently hit and killed another person early Sunday morning in Morgantown.

Officers said the person was driving east on Patteson Drive when they hit another person around 5:00 a.m. and then fled the scene.

The pedestrian died as a result of their injuries. His or her name is not being released at this time.

The accident is still under investigation.

If anyone knows anything about the incident, they should contact the Morgantown Police Department at (304) 284-7522.

 


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