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Victim on deadly hit-and-run identified as Conn College student

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Anique Ashraf was struck and killed in front of Connecticut College early Friday morning. Anique Ashraf was struck and killed in front of Connecticut College early Friday morning.
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

The victim of a deadly hit-and-run in New London has been identified as an international Connecticut College student.

Police said he was Anique Ashraf, a junior at the college, who is from Pakistan.

They said they've located the vehicle involved but have yet to find the driver.

The incident happened just before 2:15 a.m. Friday on Route 32 near the entrance to Connecticut College and not far from the Coast Guard Academy. The college said they believe he was visiting friends and was on his way back to campus when he was hit.

"He was smart he was involved in a lot of things. He had a lot of friends on campus. He is going to be very missed on campus," said Deborah MacDonnell.

Police said they found the vehicle involved in Waterford but are still searching for whoever was behind the wheel.

They said they first received a call about a body on the side of the road. When they arrived, the found an unresponsive man in the northbound shoulder. 

Investigators determined that he had been struck by a vehicle.

The victim was transported to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2:30 a.m.

The identity of the victim was not released, but police said he was in his 20s. His family was said to be out of the country.

Students told Eyewitness news that the cross in front of Connecticut College is very dangerous.

"This isn't the first time it's happened," said Shay Dooley, a Conn College student. "[It's] probably the third or fourth time this year. So it's getting worse and worse I'd say."

Police said they will be seizing the vehicle, but have not said if they are talking to the driver.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact the New London Police Department at 860-447-5269.

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