Marshall University student Maribeth Cox, 22, struck and killed while crossing 3rd Avenue near 18th Street in Huntington, West Virginia
Huntington police said the deadly collision occurred at around 12:15 as the woman was crossing Third Avenue close to 18th Street and the Henderson Center. The busy four-lane street cuts right through the Marshall campus.
Kari and William Cox are heartbroken over the loss of their 22-year-old daughter Maribeth.
She died instantly Thursday after an SUV hit her near Marshall University’s campus.
According to officials from the city of Huntington, nearby camera footage showed that Cox got off a Tri-State Transit Authority bus that had come to a stop in the northern, outer lane of 3rd Avenue and 18th Street and “briskly” walked in front of the bus while it was stopped at an intersection. Officials say footage showed the turned traffic light green before she walked into the path of the oncoming traffic at the crosswalk where she was struck by the vehicle.