UPDATE: Family of CSU Crash Victim Releases Statement
UPDATE: The family of Anthony "TJ" Avery released the following statement:
"Thank you to the CSU and Northern Colorado community for your support during this very difficult time. We are working closely with Donor Alliance in the hopes that our son can become an organ donor to help other patients in need. We recognize there is a lot of interest at this time, but we respectfully request privacy for our family."
The student, who was previously reported to be 18-years-old, has been officially identified as 19-year-old freshman Anthony "TJ" Avery.
Avery was hit by a car on the first day of school while walking at West Pitkin Street and Ellis Drive. He was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies for serious injuries, which he unfortunately did not survive.
Avery had recently joined the CSU Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
Dell Rae Ciaravola, public information officer for the CSU Public Safety Team, offered condolences to Avery's family and friends, stating: "We are all greatly saddened by this tragic incident. Our thoughts are with all of those who are impacted. We also thank everyone who helped at the accident."
The CSU Health Network is offering counseling to those struggling with the difficult news. They can be reached at 970-491-6053 during office hours or at 970-491-7111 for 24/7 assistance.
Other student resources can be found here.
The driver of the car has been identified as a 32-year-old female student, who was not injured in the crash.
Police are still investigating the accident. Anyone with information regarding what happened who has not already made a statement is urged to contact CSUPD Detective Sean Fitzpatrick at 970-491-7141.