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Name of 17-year-old Italian exchange student hit and killed outside Doherty High released

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Coroner's Office confirmed 17-year-old Giorgia Trocciola was the student killed in a crash outside Doherty High School Wednesday.

According to a District 11 spokesperson, Trocciola was a foreign exchange student from Italy. She was also a three-sport athlete at the school.

According to D11, the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Barnes and Austin Bluffs intersection, near a school parking lot.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a Jeep stopped in the middle of the road and Trocciola lying unresponsive in the road.

CSPD said Trocciola was crossing Barnes Rd. when she was hit by the eastbound Jeep. The driver did remain at the scene.

Investigators determined the teen was in the crosswalk when she was hit. The eastbound light was red when the vehicle entered the intersection.

Police said this is still an active investigation.

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