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UCCS Chancelor issues statement on student killed in hit and run

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The University of Colorado Springs (UCCS) Chancelor issued a statement to family and friends on the UCCS student who was killed in a fatal hit and run crash Sunday. 

18-year old Zachary Schlagel was killed Sunday morning at the intersection of Austin Bluffs and Stanton Rd, when the driver of a pick-up truck hit him and two other pedestrians. Only one of the other pedestrians sustained minor injuries.

The Chancelor of the school says Schlagel was a freshman from the town of Severance. He lived in campus housing and was a pre-engineering student who started on campus in August. 

Schlagel was a 2017 post graduate of Poudre High School. The Chancelor of the University asks all to join in expressing their deepest condolences to Zach's family, friends and classmates for such a loss.

University officials are working to closely support Schlagel's family, his roommates and other's as counseling services are available to those who need them. Those who wish to use these services are welcome to call (719)-255-4444.

In the statement the school says they are committed to the safety of students and are working closely with CSPD in this investigation.

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