Stamford High School student dies after hit by car

Stamford High School (file).

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A high school student has died after she was hit in front of the school Saturday morning.

Police say an 18-year-old Stamford High School student was trying to cross Strawberry Hill Avenue around 7:30 a.m. when she was hit by a car. Police say she was not in a crosswalk and was taken to Stamford Hospital where she died of her injuries. Police have not yet released her name.

The driver, a 37-year-old Stamford resident, stayed on scene and is cooperating with investigators. No charges have been filed.

“This is a tragic situation. No parent should ever have to bury their child. My thoughts and prayers, and those of the entire Stamford community, are with the family of this young woman during this incredibly difficult time,” said Mayor David Martin.

The investigation is ongoing.

“On behalf of the entire Stamford Public Schools community we are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic loss of life. Our hearts and prayers go out to our student’s family and friends. The district has notified Stamford High School families that we will be providing support to students and staff at Stamford High School tomorrow between 12-2. And extra support staff will be available as needed during the week,” said Sharon Beadle, Public Affairs Officer for Stamford Public Schools.

Anyone who may have witnessed this accident is asked to call police at (203)977-4712.

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