UPDATE: WVU student killed in auto-pedestrian accident on Patteson Drive

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - Authorities have confirmed, a 21-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a car in Morgantown, Thursday night.

According to a press release from the Morgantown Police Department, Leah Berhanu of Monongalia County was struck by a vehicle just past Morrill Way, near the entrance to Evansdale Crossing and the WVU Rec Center.

West Virginia University officials have confirmed that Berhanu was a student studying Civil Engineering.

During the investigation, authorities found that a Ford Explorer was driving on Patteson drive and struck Berhanu as she was in the crosswalk at the intersection.

Berhanu was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital where she later passed away.

The incident is still under investigation and the crash is being reconstructed before a final determination of cause is released or any charges will be filed.

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