Temple University student, Ajay Agnihotri, a fourth-year student in the College of Liberal Arts, died Monday evening when he was hit by a vehicle a few blocks from Main Campus in announcement made today on the Temple University web site
. Ajay, of Reinholds in Lancaster County, was 27 years old and a double major in political science and economics according to Temple.
According to Temple, Ajay was walking near the intersection of 8th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue at 8:40 p.m. Monday when a car traveling the wrong way on 8th Street fatally struck him and fled the scene. Police subsequently found the vehicle, a dark gray Hyundai sedan, abandoned near 8th and Berks streets.
In a statement
made by Richard M. Englert, President of Temple University and Dean of Students, Stephanie Ives the statement read, On behalf of everyone at Temple, we want to extend our deepest condolences to Ajay’s family, friends, classmates and all others who knew him personally. The death of any member of our community is heartbreaking and takes a significant emotional toll on us all. He also encouraged anyone in need of support to contact Tuttleman Counseling Services, which provides a variety of resources for both individuals and groups. More information can be found by visiting Tuttleman’s website
or calling 215-204-7276.
Philadelphia Police and Temple Police are working together to locate the driver of the vehicle. They are urging anyone with information on this tragic incident to contact Temple Police at 215-204-1234, or via the confidential tip line at 215-204-6493, They can also call the Philadelphia Police Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180.
Read the full announcement on the Temple University web site.