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Penn State students hit by car in State College

Two Penn State students were hurt in a crash at 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

According to State College police, the vehicle was driven by another female Penn State student, 22, of State College.

That student was driving a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee borrowed from a friend, according to the accident report.

Police say the driver was headed south on South Garner Street when her vehicle struck two pedestrians in the intersection at East Prospect Avenue.

In the report, police say the driver reported the two pedestrians “ran out in front of her vehicle,” which was traveling about 20 miles per hour at the time.

Two witnesses confirmed that “the pair did not appear to look to be sure the road was clear before crossing.”

One pedestrian, Molly Kenny, 20, of Charlotte, N.C., was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center. Hospital officials could not release information on Kenny’s condition Friday.

The other pedestrian was Charlotte Moriarty, 19, of Marblehead, Mass. She was taken to UPMC Altoona by medical helicopter. Officials at that hospital have not yet returned calls about her condition.

Police say the driver was uninjured, but that alcohol is believed to be a factor.

According to the accident report, the driver was taken into custody at the scene, with the report saying she “had been drinking.” However, State College police confirmed Friday that charges have not yet been filed pending the return of blood tests.

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce

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