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University of Wisconsin student from Beijing fatally struck

This undated photo provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Economics shows graduate student Wenxin Huai. Huai, a 24-year-old University of Wisconsin graduate student scheduled to receive her master's degree next month has been identified as the pedestrian killed when a car left the road and drove onto a Madison sidewalk Saturday night. The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday, April 17, 2017, that Huai died from her injuries in the crash. Huai, was from Beijing, where she graduated from Peking University. (AP Photo/University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Economics)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old University of Wisconsin graduate student who was to receive her master’s degree next month has been identified as the pedestrian killed when a car left the road Saturday night and drove onto a sidewalk in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that Wenxin “Wendy” Huai (wun shin hway) died from her injuries in the crash. UW-Madison Dean of Students Lori Berquam says Huai was from Beijing and had been on the Madison campus since 2015 studying economics. She also worked as a research assistant in the Traffic and Operations Safety Laboratory.

Berquam says Huai was slated to receive her master’s degree in economics next month.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the driver is a 32-year-old Madison man who remains hospitalized following the crash.

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This story has been corrected to show that it’s the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office, not coroner’s office.

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