Two Mankato Students hit by a Car, One Dead and One Seriously Injured
A Minnesota State University, Mankato upperclassmen was killed early Sunday and another was seriously injured when a vehicle struck them, startribune.com reports.
One of the women was reportedly lying in the road while the other was helping her on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Kingswood Drive, according to Mankato police.
The women's identities were not released. According to the victim, the two girls were leaving a sorority gathering walking north when they were struck by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Mankato resident. The police will not release his name because it is an ongoing investigation.
Both women were taken to Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato, where one was pronounced dead and the other underwent surgery, according to the news release.
However, according to university spokesmen Michael Cooper, there were not sorority residencies in the area. The police would not say why one woman was lying in the the street and what they were doing before the accident.
On KSTP.com, police commander Dan Schisel said the area of 3rd Avenue and Kingswood Drive "is industrial and not close to residential streets. There is no stop signs or traffic lights in the area, where the speed limit is 40 miles per hour."
According to Cooper, as early as today, a page will be added to the university's website to allow friends and family members to access information about the accident and post their thoughts. A memorial is also being planned for sometime before Thanksgiving break.
I looked at the difference between broadcast and written journalism for this local story, KSTP.com and startribune.com. The obvious difference is that the star tribune report contains a lot more information including the memorial service and included quotes from the police commander and the university spokesman whereas KSTP.com just had the hard facts. However, the KTSP.com report was a lot more specific giving the ages the people involved and time of the accident, as well as the intersection in which it occured.