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UB student killed in Amherst crash

Posted: 6:40 AM, May 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-11 12:11:28-04

Amherst Police are investigating a deadly car versus pedestrian crash that claimed a woman's life early Thursday morning.

Police say 18-year-old Rocco Strangio,from Niagara Falls was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry northbound on Sweet Home Road when he hit 23-year old Angel McNight-Miller, who was crossing the street.

It happened at the intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road just before 12:30 a.m.

This is right by UB's North Campus.

McNight-Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

McNight-Miller is from New York City and a student at the University at Buffalo, studying social work.

The university released a statement on McNight-Miller's death, - "The UB community is very saddened by this tragic news.  Our student response team is in contact with Angel's family and is providing support and assistance. We are also offering on-campus counseling services to Angel's friends and classmates during this very difficult time."

Strangio, the 18-year-old driver is also a UB student according to university officials.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Amherst Police at 689-1311.