Student killed in accident

Freshman Connor Cunningham of Edwardsville, Illinois, died last weekend from injuries sustained during a car accident.
At about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Cunningham was walking near Jefferson and Fible Streets when he was hit by a car driven by a 41-year-old male from Tennessee. The Kirksville Police Department responded to a call about the incident and Cunningham was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center, where he died from the injuries he received during the accident.
Cunningham was 19 years old, lived in Dobson Hall and was a member of Truman State’s ROTC program and social fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.
According to a press release from the City of Kirksville, the KPD still is investigating this incident and no charges have been filed against the driver at this time. The Adair County Coroner’s Office is assisting with the investigation, according to the release. KPD officers still are in the process of interviewing witnesses and gathering information, so the KPD has no set time frame for the completion of the investigation.
Dean of Student Affairs Lou Ann Gilchrist said Truman is planning a memorial for Cunningham, similar to the memorial hosted in honor of late junior Mackenzie McDermott Oct. 21. Gilchrist said there is not a date or venue set for the memorial yet, but the planning process will begin after Cunningham’s funeral Oct. 23 in his hometown.
Information about the memorial will be posted online on Truman Today and TruView as soon as it becomes available.