MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Monongalia County middle school student struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday morning was the son of a top WVU administrator.
Sheriff’s deputies released the name of the victim, Marlowe Stewart, 13, Wednesday, the son of WVU Associate Vice President for International Student Affairs and Global Services David Stewart.
WVU President E. Gordon Gee issued a statement Wednesday:
“The University family is heartbroken over the Stewart families’ loss of their dear son, Marlowe. The Stewarts are a large, loving family — known by many across our campus, state and internationally because of their work — and it is just unimaginable to think of the grief they are experiencing. We are keeping them in our constant prayers.”
Monongalia County Sheriff Al Kisner said Stewart was attempting to cross the Grafton Road near the intersection with Goshen Road at just before 7 a.m. Tuesday when a vehicle traveling south struck him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kisner said no charges have been filed against the driver, though an investigation continues.
Stewart was a student at South Middle School in Morgantown.