PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — University of Pennsylvania officials have identified the person struck and killed on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line at about 7 a.m. Monday morning.
Officials say 21-year-old Ao “Olivia” Kong was a University of Pennsylvania student with a concentration in finance, the university said in a statement.READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Zummo Bike Donating Refurbished Bikes To Montgomery County Kids For Seven Years Strong
According to the statement, Kong grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School.
While at Penn, the 21-year-old was a member of the Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity and Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity. She was also a Mayor’s Scholar, who studied abroad last semester at the University of Melbourne in Australia.READ MORE: Only Part Of MLK Drive Will Reopen To Vehicles On Wednesday Due To Bridge Repairs
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price released a statement saying in part,
“We are deeply saddened to report that a Penn undergraduate student was struck and killed this morning by a SEPTA train at the 40th Street Station. She was a bright, well-liked and successful member of our junior class. We have been in contact with her family and have conveyed our deepest sympathies to them at this very sad and tragic time.”
The university will have a gathering of sharing and support, which will take place today at 5 p.m. in Huntsman Hall Room 250.MORE NEWS: Upper Merion School District: Teachers, Staff Must Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Or Routinely Get Tested
University officials are currently reaching out to her friends on campus to provide support. Memorial service information will be provided at a later time after consultation with her family.