A 27-year-old Temple student died after being struck by a car traveling the wrong way on 8th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue Monday night, President Richard Englert wrote in an email to the Temple community Tuesday.
Ajay Agnihotri, a political science and economics double major from Reinholds, PA, was walking near the intersection when a dark gray Hyundai struck him before fleeing the scene around 8:40 p.m., Englert wrote. Police later found the vehicle abandoned on Berks Street near 8th.
“On behalf of everyone at Temple, we want to extend our deepest condolences to Ajay’s family, friends, classmates and all others who knew him personally,” Englert wrote. “The death of any member of our community is heartbreaking and takes a significant emotional toll on us all.”
Police continue to investigate the incident.