A 19-year-old Western Connecticut State University student has died of his injuries after being struck by a vehicle described to be dark and boxy at about 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, university officials said.
The student was identified as Dong Lin, of Brookfield, university officials said. He was a nonmatriculated student enrolled in three entry-level classes this semester, officials said.
The Brookfield student was crossing White Street in the area of Hoffman Fuels when he was struck by the vehicle that then fled the scene, witnesses told police, according to a statement issued by University President James W. Schmotter. Lin was taken to Danbury Hospital where he died later Tuesday, a university spokesman said.
Campus and Danbury police are working on the investigation, officials said. The Danbury police's public information officer could not be reached for comment.
The university's counseling center at 203-837-8690 will provide counseling for anyone who needs to talk about the incident.
Correction: The student died from his injuries as a result of the incident. An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect status.