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Pedestrian Killed on Route 9 was FSU Senior

The woman who was struck and killed on Route 9 Friday night attended Framingham State.

A 21-year-old woman is dead after being struck by two cars on Route 9 Friday night.

Colleen Kelly, 21, was a senior and English major at Framingham State University, and lived in Pierce Hall on campus.

and made it halfway when she was struck in the eastbound lane, thrown into the westbound lane, where she was hit again

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Colleen’s family, friends and fellow students,” President Timothy J. Flanagan said in a press release. “This tragic loss is felt by the entire Framingham State community. I know we will all be relying on each other for support during this difficult time.”

The University has arranged the necessary counseling services for our students and employees. Framingham State counselors will be on campus throughout the weekend to help students cope with this sad loss.

“I urge students, faculty, and staff in need of support to visit our counseling center and speak with someone,” Flanagan said.

The accident investigation is being handled by Framingham Police and the State Police reconstruction team, said the statement release from the University.

Leah Graves December 16, 2012 at 03:11 AM
And for the record I see people of all ages jaywalking there daily. Why are there no traffic cameras? Why are people too lazy to use the footbridge. Why do people cross right before Walgreens instead of waiting? People with baby carriages too. It sickens me each time I see parents do that.
jdeoliveria December 16, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Yesterday was a sad day! Thoughts and prayers for her family.
Juliemf877 December 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Rte 9 is basically a highway, never meant to be run cross, that is why there are foot bridges and crosswalks. Over the years the businesses have moved from where the original foot bridge is towards Temple St. They have lights at the fire station, why not create a cross walk there to accommodate the college students? It is more realistic than expecting people to walk out of there way, especially in winter.
Walking Man December 16, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Framingham is not a pedestrian nor bicycle friendly town. You need a car to safely get around, the bigger the better, forget about going green here. There is a large opening between rt 9 & Maynard that leads pedestrians to think is a cross-able path. Drivers on that stretch of rt 9 drive too fast and there is absolutely no speed enforcement what so ever. Very poor town planning, it can only get worse until safe walk & bicycle paths are factored into the town's transportation equation.
Pam O'Callaghan December 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The PATCH editor was off at the time of the accident and another writer was filling in. Perhaps that is why coverage was not as thorough as you expected. Nevertheless, this is a very sad situation.

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