Police: UF student fatally struck while crossing Gainesville street

FILE - Gainesville, University of Florida, campus entrance with students.

A University of Florida (UF) student crossing a Gainesville street was killed on Wednesday by a moving vehicle.

The Gainesville Police Department said that the incident happened on West University Avenue at approximately 10:49 p.m. on Wednesday. A pedestrian was crossing the street when a vehicle struck the person. 

They said that paramedics pronounced the pedestrian, who was identified as a University of Florida student, dead at the scene.

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The vehicle was reportedly described as a BMW sedan and was last seen traveling northbound on Northwest 20th Drive.

Those with any information on this incident is asked to contact Officer Page at 352-393-7744.