Pittsburgh Public Schools mourning after student hit and killed by car in Ross Township parking lot

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Public Schools District is mourning the loss of one of its students.

Allegheny County dispatchers said police, medics and fire crews were sent to the 4800 block of McKnight Road at around 4:39 p.m. Saturday for reports of an accident.

A teenager, later identified as Christopher Lucas, was hit and killed while standing in the parking lot and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Lucas was a student at Pittsburgh Allderdice, according to a statement from Pittsburgh Public Schools.

“With his one-of-a-kind personality, Christopher was known as an unconventionally funny young man who loved a good joke. He is remembered for his kind heart, strong will to learn, and love for drawing cartoons. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with Christopher’s family and friends during this difficult time,” the statement read.

Pittsburgh Allderdice will have a system in place to provide support to anyone who needs it on Monday.

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with the investigation.

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