UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in car crash was an MU student

8 months 5 days 59 minutes ago Friday, December 06 2019 Dec 6, 2019 Friday, December 06, 2019 9:34:00 PM CST December 06, 2019 in News
By: Cory Johnson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Gabriela Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - MU spokesman Christian Basi, confirmed the man who died after being hit by a car on College Ave in Columbia was an MU student. 

Police say 21-year-old Logan Warnecke was in the street outside of a crosswalk when he was struck by a Honda CR-V just before 7:00 p.m. Friday.

He was taken to University Hospital where he died from his injuries.

According to a crash report, the driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Kathrine Madigan, was uninjured.

As Columbia College, MU and Stephens College reach the end of the semester, officials on the scene warned of increased traffic hazards.

“More activities are going on, especially in the downtown area. With graduation and finals, we just ask that people be more cognizant of their surroundings and looking for pedestrians," Lt. Brian Tate said.

Officers said alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the incident. CPD's traffic unit is investigating.

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