SUV Strikes, Kills Ursinus College Sophomore

An Ursinus College student died after stepping out into the street and being struck by a sport utility vehicle along a busy road that runs through the campus in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

The Nissan Rogue struck Michelle Buck as she stepped out onto the crosswalk of East Main Street near 6th Avenue around 7 p.m. Thursday, said the Montgomery County District Attorney's Officer. 

The Herndon, Virgina native died at the scene.


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The driver of the Rogue -- a Collegeville resident -- stopped and cooperated with investigators.

The DA's office said the driver submitted a blood sample to help determine if blood or alcohol played a role int he case.

As of midday Friday no charges were field and the investigation continued including looking into diving conditions at the time.

The death hit the tight-knit Ursinus community hard.

“It is tragic when we lose a member of the Ursinus family,” said President Brock Blomberg, in a message to campus following the accident. “Please join me in keeping her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. I encourage all of us to find comfort and support in one another during this trying time.”

Counselors would be available to students, school officials said.

Investigators asked anyone with information about the crash to give them a call at 610-489-9332.

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