LSU Confirms Student Struck by Vehicle While Standing in Middle of Roadway Has Died
An LSU student who was on life support after being hit in the middle of the roadway has died.
According to WAFB, LSU officials have confirmed that a student who was hit by a vehicle while standing in the middle of Burbank drive on Sunday morning (Jan. 15) has died.
The LSU student was identified as sophomore Madison Brooks by Tiger TV and later confirmed by LSU in a statement confirming her death.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies say that the crash "happened around 3 a.m. on Burbank Drive near Pelican Lakes Parkway."
According to EBRSO, Brooks was standing in the middle of the road for unknown reasons just before she was hit by a vehicle. She was alone at the time, investigators said.
Brooks was in serious condition when she was transported from the scene and remained on life support until her death was confirmed in a statement by LSU.
It is with great sadness that we learned that one of our students, Madison Brooks, passed away on January 15. This is a tragedy for all of us at LSU, especially Madison’s family, friends, sorority sisters, and classmates. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them as they go through this extremely difficult time and begin the grieving process.
Any of her friends and classmates who would like to speak with someone about this or needs help processing this loss can contact the Mental Health Service in the Student Health Center at 225-578-8774. The Student Health Center will be open tomorrow for the start of the spring semester.
EBRSO said the driver of the vehicle "showed no signs or evidence of being impaired" but the investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
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