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UMass Student Dies After Being Hit by Car in Amherst


AMHERST (WGGB) — A UMass student has died after being hit by a car late Thursday night in Amherst.

Michelle Richotte with the Northwestern District Attorney’s office says that around 11:00 p.m. Thursday, two women were walking along the northbound side of North East Street in Amherst when they were hit by a Toyota RAV-4, which was also traveling northbound.

The driver of the vehicle, identified only as a 63-year-old woman, stopped immediately following the collision and called 911.

One of the women, 20-year-old Hannah Frilot of Amherst, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her friend, who has not been identified, was not seriously hurt, but was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.

The D.A.’s office says that Frilot was about to begin her senior year at UMass Amherst as an engineering student.

Richotte adds that the driver remained at the scene following the incident and has been cooperating with investigators.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation by Amherst Police, Mass. State Troopers assigned to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section.


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