A Virginia Tech student drove over an East Carolina University student Friday night in the Maple Ridge apartment complex.
A Blacksburg Police Department press release said Morgan Smith, who had just completed a right turn from Red Maple Drive onto Autumn Splendor Way, drove over Kaitlin Thorpe, who was lying in the road.
According to the release, Smith said he did not see Thorpe in the road. Witnesses at the scene said Thorpe had fallen in the road prior to the vehicle driving over her.
According to Blacksburg Police, alcohol was not a factor in Smith’s driving, but may have been a factor in Thorpe’s fall prior to the accident.
Thorpe is being treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital for several serious but non-life threatening injuries.