Who's driving the vehicle that killed LSU Student Madison Brooks + Latest update

2023 has been welcomed by sad news the moment it started. An unfortunate and sudden news circulates the Internet since Sunday, January 15, 2023. A Louisiana State University (LSU) student died after a car struck the student at midnight. The family of the 19-year-old student, Madison Brooks, mourns her death, along with the LSU community. A question remains still, who’ driving the vehicle that hit Brooks? Here’s the latest update on the case.

The driver of the vehicle

The crash happened on Burbank Drive at Pelican Lakes Parkway at 3 a.m. on January 15th, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. The authorities said that Madison Brooks happened to be in the middle of the road when hit by the car.

  • For an unknown reason, Brooks had just stood there. As of this writing, there were no leads yet as to who the driver was.
  • However, the deputies do believe that the driver has no signs of impairment. The investigation into this incident is still ongoing, and we hope they can get to the end of this case.

What happened to Madison Brooks?

The case can be called a hit-and-run as the authorities are still after the unknown driver. After the incident happened, Brooks was taken to the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. The LSU sophomore student happened to be in a serious condition with head trauma before reaching the medical center, according to the Tiger TV report.

  • Friends of Brooks who came to the hospital said that the student is on life support and brain dead at the time.
  • On the morning of January 15th, Brooks was announced lifeless. LSU released a statement that the community mourns the loss of Madison Brooks.
  • It is with great sadness that we learned that one of our students, Madison Brooks, passed away on January 15. This is a tragedy for all of us at LSU, especially Madison’s family, friends, sorority sisters, and classmates. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them as they go through this extremely difficult time and begin the grieving process,” the University shares.
  • The young Brooks recently got into LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and was part of the Alpha Phi sorority.

Remembering Madison

The loved ones of the 19-year-old remember her as ‘bubbly, radiant, and so loving’, according to a Miami Herald report.

  • Many people from LSU, her friends, and a few from the community share their sadness and condolences. The Manship School of Mass Communication tweeted to extend their deepest condolences to the family.

  • The Alpha Phi sorority grieves for the death of Madison Brooks on a Facebook post. They extend their sympathies with the loss of their sister to her family and friends. Moreover, a hero, as they consider Brooks, was able to donate her heart and kidneys to help others.
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Image Courtesy of LSU Alpha Phi via Facebook

We hope that justice can be given to the family of the LSU student. We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of the young and beautiful Madison Brooks. May she rest in peace.

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SOURCES: Tiger TV, Miami Herald, LSU Alpha Phi Facebook, Madison Brooks’ Instagram
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