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University of Pittsburgh Student From Philly Burbs Struck, Killed by Bus

Barbara Como was an aspiring research psychologist set to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh this spring

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A college senior from the Philadelphia suburbs who aspired to be a research psychologist was struck and killed by a bus in Pittsburgh over the weekend, authorities said.

Barbara Como, 20, of Chester Springs was struck by the Port Authority bus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly after noon Saturday, the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said. She was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she was pronounced dead.

The University of Pittsburgh said Como studied anthropology and psychology and was on track to graduate in the spring. Officials said in a statement released to NBC affiliate WPXI that the university community “is deeply saddened" by her death and counseling was being offered to students and faculty.


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