UPDATE: WVU student killed in Philadelphia accident was struck by drunk driver

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UPDATE (1/28/2020 11:09 a.m.):

PHILADELPHIA — Further details into the the fatal accident involving a WVU student in Philadephia have been released by the Pennsylvania State Police.

According to Trooper Gregory Butler, the investigating officer in the incident, Chloe Robertson and Bobbiann Gubbei called an Uber to drive them on the night of the incident.

While travelling, an unnamed male believed to be driving drunk hit the Uber that Robertson and Gubbei were in, which instantly killed Robertson and caused Gubbei to sustain injuries consisting of two broken femurs, a broken arm, four pelvic fractures and lacerations to the forehead, Butler said.

Gubbei was taken to the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center for treatment, and the driver of the Uber was taken to Temple Medical Center for treatment for a concussion and facial lacerations, according to Butler.

Neither Gubbei nor Robertson were wearing their seatbelts, however, Butler said that the one of the reasons Gubbei did not sustain fatal injuries is because she was not buckled in, however, Butler said that Robinson would have been killed in the accident even if she had been wearing her seatbelt.


ORIGINAL (1/27/2020 4:25 p.m.):

PHILADELPHIA – One West Virginia University student has died, and another one was injured, in an accident over the weekend in Philadelphia.

Chloe Robertson, 21, of Clermont, Florida, was killed in the incident, according to University Relations at WVU. Robertson was a senior criminology major.

Another woman, Bobbiann Gubbei, of Mantua, New Jersey, was seriously injured. Gubbei is a senior who is also majoring in criminology. She remains in a Philadelphia hospital, according to University Relations.

A vigil is scheduled for 6:00 pm Monday at Woodburn Circle on the downtown campus of West Virginia University.

Counseling is being made available to students at the Carruth Center.

A bell ringing ceremony on campus will be scheduled at a later date.

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