A Western University student was fatally struck as he walked through a parking lot near campus


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On April 11, a Western University student was struck and killed in a motor vehicle collision in London, Ontario.

According to the London Police Service, at around 1.15pm on Monday, emergency crews attended to a “motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 900 block of Western Road”.

“The driver involved remained on site,” they added.

According to CTV News, the victim was hit by a pickup truck towing a trailer with landscaping equipment as she was driving through a parking lot.

Western University took to Twitter on April 12, revealing the name of the victim who died in the collision.

“Maija Nenonen, a first-year Honors Business Administration student at the Ivey School of Business, was the victim of a tragic off-campus traffic incident yesterday,” he added. the university shared.

Nenonen, originally from Sault Ste. Marie attended Western University in 2018, and after three years transferred to Ivey.

“Maija’s family shared that she had dreamed of attending Western long before she applied for schools in grade 12. Maija loved her experience with Western and Ivey,” they added.

Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University, said in a tweet“We encourage our community to come together and be there for each other. Western will offer guidance to students and employees who need support. We are here for our community.”

“She was deeply proud to be a Western Mustang,” Western University added.

Police do not know if any charges have been laid as they continue their investigation.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).”


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