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Foreign exchange student at UTEP dies in parking lot accident

By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas - A foreign exchange of the University of Texas at El Paso dies Saturday as a result of his injuries from a pedestrian accident.

Achim F. Schweighofer, of Austria, was walking through the parking lot of Miner Village Friday around 12:40 p.m, when a vehicle struck him.

According to UTEP officials, Schweighofer was hit by a vehicle driven by another UTEP student.

Schweighofer was taken to University Medical Center where he died Saturday.

Schweighofer became a student at UTEP in August to study one semester at the university.

UTEP police are investigating the accident.

Grief counselors are with UTEP students as they hear about this news.



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