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Wilson King identified as DU student hit and killed by car near campus

The Denver coroner's office has identified the University of Denver student killed in an overnight auto-pedestrian crash as Wilson King, twenty.

He's originally from Winnetka, Illinois, and his LinkedIn profile lists him as planning to graduate in 2015.

We found a fairly recent YouTube video featuring King talking about politics and current events on the DU campus. It's below, along with details of this tragic accident.

In the clip below, King wears a green T-shirt emblazoned with the logo of the Orphanage Outreach Teach Corps. Among other topics, he shares his dislike of for-profit universities, because of the debt students who attend them often rack up.

The accident took place at around 12:38 a.m. this morning on the 1800 block of East Evans, near the High Street intersection. According to 9News, King wandered into traffic and was struck by a silver vehicle. Rather than hitting and running, as far too many individuals involved in such accidents have of late, the driver stayed on the scene, where King was pronounced dead.

Our condolences to King's friends, family and loved ones. Here's the 9News report.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Video: See SUV that killed kids Za May Khan, Az Zet Khan in 14th and Yosemite hit-and-run."


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