U of Florida Student Sophia Lambert ID’d As Pedestrian In Saturday Night On-Campus Fatal Vehicle Strike

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ALACHUA COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Sophia Lambert has been identified as the University of Florida student killed on-campus during a vehicle wreck Saturday night in Alachua County.

Lambert was on-foot, standing on a sidewalk with other students, when two vehicles collided and made contact with the group on the Gainesville campus Saturday night.

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An undisclosed number of students were transported to an area hospital, where Lambert was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

“We ask that you please keep Sophia, her family and her community lifted in your thoughts, as well as her classmates who sustained injuries during this tragic accident,” the online release said.

The university said it is providing counseling services and outreach to support students and staff affected by the deadly incident.

No other details of the crash were provided by school officials.

Friends and classmates took to Facebook to remember Lambert, who was a member of the UF Delta Phi Epsilon sorority:

The Gainesville Police Department is investigating the crash.

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Geo quick facts: Alachua County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 247,336. The county seat is Gainesville, the home of the University of Florida since 1906, when the campus opened with 106 students – Wikipedia.

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