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Penn State Student Dies in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Penn State tragically lost one of its own last night in a fatal pedestrian crash. Penn State Engineering student Michael Eiben was crossing North Atherton Street at the Curtin Road intersection at 10:48 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a car driving  southbound, according to a State College Police release.

Eiben was transported to the Mount Nittany Medical Center and then life-flighted to Geisinger Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Joel Berger, 27, of State College, was driving the vehicle that struck Eiben. The accident is currently under investigation and no additional information was released. Police are urging anyone with information about this accident to contact the State College Police Department.

Eiben, 23, is from Wexford, Pennsylvania and is a 2010 graduate of North Allegheny High School. Our condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

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is a junior English and Journalism major at Penn State. He loves spending way too much money on concerts and music festivals. Ben can usually be found walking around campus listening to Kanye West. A fun fact about him is he once was resuscitated from unconsciousness by Pusha T's verse on the song "Mercy." Feel free to contact him at [email protected] or follow him on twitter at @Benrappp.


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