UB student fatally struck by car in Amherst identified

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — A University at Buffalo student was killed while crossing an Amherst intersection around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Amherst police say Angel McNight-Miller, 23, was crossing Sweet Home Rd. near the Chestnut Ridge intersection when she was struck by a northbound car.

The New York City resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver is an 18-year-old male UB student from Niagara Falls. Amherst Police tell News 4 the driver called 911, and is cooperating.

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role.

“There are some street lights on the road, but it is a dark part of the road, and we’re still looking into whether that was a contributing factor or not,” says Capt. Kevin Brown with the Amherst Police Department.

A UB spokesperson tells News 4:

“The UB community is very saddened by this tragic news.  Our student response team is in contact with Angel’s family and is providing support and assistance.  We are also offering on-campus counseling services to Angel’s friends and classmates during this very difficult time.”

No charges have been filed against the driver.

Roughly six hours earlier, another person was killed in Amherst due to a vehicle accident.

Anyone with information on the Sweet Home Rd. crash, which is under investigation, can call police at (716) 689-1311.

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