Reston, VA

Michelle Buck/Courtesy SLHS yearbookSouth Lakes High School Class of 2014 graduate Michelle Buck was struck and killed by a driver Thursday in Collegeville, Pa., police there said.

Buck was a sophomore Dean’s List student at Ursinus College in Collegeville.

According to news reports, Buck was struck and killed at around 6:30 p.m. Police said Buck was walking east on the Main Street sidewalk and had stepped into a crosswalk when she was hit by a Nissan Rogue SUV. The Nissan was also traveling east. The driver did stop.

Police told local TV stations the driver is a local resident who is cooperating with the investigation.

“It is tragic when we lose a member of the Ursinus family,” said Ursinus President Brock Blomberg, in a message to campus following the accident. “Please join me in keeping her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. I encourage all of us to find comfort and support in one another during this trying time.”

Buck, from the Fox Mill area of Herndon, had recently declared her intention to double major in philosophy and neuroscience, the school said.

Joel Bish, associate professor of psychology, said in a statement that Buck was a “delightful student” who was “quiet and unassuming, diligent and respectful.”

At South Lakes, Buck was active in the strings program, and continued playing in a violin ensemble in college.

Service information is pending.

Read more on Ursinus College’s website.

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