Silver Lake traffic accident victim identified

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A  female pedestrian who died after being struck by a car on a Silver Lake street Friday night has been identified as 24-year-old Ashley Sandau of Canyon Country, according to an official with county coroner’s office. Sandau died from her injuries after she was hit by a westbound car on Rowena near West Silver Lake Drive.  Police said Sandau was not in a cross walk when she was hit, and the driver of the vehicle showed no signs of being  under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Sandau was working as a marketing coordinator while finishing her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications  at St. Bonaventure University in New York,  according to her LinkedIn profile. A professor at the New York college, which posted a notice of her death, said Sandau came to the school from Germany, where her father was in the military. Sandau was a runner, swimmer and soccer player in college, according to a sports website.

“Ashley was one of our brightest student,” said Pauline W. Hoffmann, Dean of School of Journalism and Mass Communication  at St. Bonaventure. “She was an honors student and a cross country runner at our Division I school.  She was a complete delight to have in class and was certainly an asset to our program.  She will be sorely missed.  This is such a tragedy.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”

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