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Meghan Sorbera memorial service will be Monday

A memorial service for Meghan Sorbera, a student killed by a hit-and-run driver, will be at 3 p.m. Monday in William E. Swan Auditorium at Hilbert College in Hamburg.

Miss Sorbera, 19, a sophomore forensic science major, was fatally injured when a sport utility vehicle struck her as she walked along South Park Avenue near the Hilbert campus early Saturday morning.

Her parents, Peter and Susan Sorbera of Burlington Flats, are expected to attend the memorial event, college officials said. The service will be open to the public.

After the formal memorial program, a tree will be planted in Miss Sorbera's memory near a pond in front of Franciscan Hall. A blessing will be given by the Rev. Michael Sajda, president of St. Francis High School in Athol Springs. A reception will be held afterward in the West Herr Atrium, which is next to the auditorium.

Hamburg police said Sorbera was killed as she and two friends walked toward the campus after working at a haunted house at the nearby Erie County Fairgrounds.

John P. Duffy, 41, of Orchard Park, has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Police said he has admitted driving the vehicle that hit Sorbera.

Services for Miss Sorbera are to be held today in her hometown, college officials said.

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