Bay St. Louis woman killed in traffic accident at UMass Amherst

A University of Massachusetts Amherst student originally from Bay St,. Louis died after she was struck by a car on the Amherst campus.

Authorities said Wednesday that 19-year-old Elena Lucore, of Bay St. Louis, was walking with a friend along Massachusetts Avenue, a major thoroughfare, when she was struck by a car driven by another student at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Lucore was a 2021 graduate of Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis. She was in her first year at UMass Amherst, majoring in business.

She was taken by ambulance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where she was pronounced dead. Her friend was not hurt.

The driver of the car stayed on the scene and cooperated with police. The accident remains under investigation.

UMass Amherst Dean of Students Dr. Evelyn Ashley said in a statement that Amherst Police said weather caused poor visibility at the time of the accident.

“During this difficult time, I urge you to reach out for assistance, or to direct others as appropriate. The news of this loss may be challenging for many in our community; resources are available for that support,” Ashley said.

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