(UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021) – Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert has released a statement regarding the death of a Marshall University student today near the university:
“The university community is devastated. Our Marshall family is very close and every one of us has been deeply affected by this afternoon’s tragedy. All our prayers are with the student’s family and friends, as well as with the driver. The university had a counselor at the scene this afternoon and also will be providing assistance and support to the family. Counseling services are available to our students by calling 304-696-2269. With permission from the Governor’s Office, flags on Marshall University’s campus have been lowered to half-staff in the student’s memory. Please keep both families in your thoughts over the coming hours, days and weeks. This is a horrible loss for them and the Marshall family.”President Jerome Gilbert
The student was crossing 3rd Avenue near 18th Street when the student was struck by a vehicle and killed around noon.
(UPDATE: 4:45 P.M. Nov. 4, 2021) – Third Avenue in Huntington has reopened between 18th and 20th streets after being shut down when a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle.
HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle on Third Avenue in Huntington.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, near Marshall’s campus by the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. Third Ave is shut down between 20th and 18th streets. Drivers should avoid the area.
According to authorities, the victim is a 22-year-old woman, but her identity has not been released at this time.
Officials say drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the incident. There are no further details available at this time.