U of M student dies from injuries suffered in hit-and-run last week

University of Minnesota student, Benjamin Van Handel, who had been in a coma since Friday morning from a hit-and-run incident last week, died Thursday afternoon, reported the Minnesota Daily.

According to the Minnesota Daily, Van Handel was one of three students hospitalized, after a car going the wrong way down Fifth Street Southeast hit two groups of pedestrians.

According to a statement from a spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center, Van Handel passed away with his family and friends by his side, reported the Star Tribune.

Van Handel suffered a servere brain injury and broken bones, while the others who were also struck had only minor injuries, reported the Star Tribune.

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