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Victim, driver in Sweet Home Road fatality both identified as UB students

The pedestrian struck by a car and killed in Amherst early Thursday has been identified as a University of Buffalo student, Angel R. McKnight-Miller of New York City.

McKnight-Miller was hit crossing Sweet Home Road at the intersection with Chestnut Ridge Road at about 12:25 a.m., Amherst police said.

McKnight-Miller was studying for a master's degree in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, according to the university.

The vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Camry, was driven by Rocco A. Strangio, 18, Niagara Falls, according to police. Strangio is a student at UB, too.

"The UB community is very saddened by this tragic news. Our student response team is in contact with Angel’s family and is providing support and assistance. We are also offering on-campus counseling services to Angel’s friends and classmates during this very difficult time," the university said in a statement.

Police asked anyone with information to call 716-689-1311.

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