Posted: Mar 22, 2014 8:11 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2014 8:11 AM
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) A hit-and-run crash has claimed the life of an Oklahoma State University sophomore visiting Alabama's Gulf Coast on a spring break trip, police said.
Kasey Waychoff, 19, died early Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle while walking in a bicycle lane, Gulf Shores police said. They said the crash happened around 1:45 a.m. Friday, as Waychoff walked with some of her sorority sisters along West Beach Boulevard in the community about 45 miles southeast of Mobile, Ala.
A Baldwin County sheriff's deputy later stopped a motorist based on a description of the vehicle involved in the hit and run, Al.com reported.
Gulf Shores police said no charges were immediately filed in connection with Waychoff's death, and they were continuing to investigate the crash.
Waychoff was from Flower Mound, Texas, Oklahoma State University said in a statement.
"Oklahoma State University is saddened by the tragic death of one of our students," the school said, adding that "thoughts of the entire OSU community go out to her family and friends."