Binghamton Police investigate death of 20-year-old Binghamton University student

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Binghamton Police are investigating after the weekend death of a Binghamton University student.

Police responded to Rt. 434 near the Pennsylvania Avenue exit on a report of an individual lying in the roadway around 2:05 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officers located 20-year-old Stefani Lineva, of Queens, NY lying in the eastbound lane against the concrete medium.

Lineva had sustained severe injuries that are consistent with being struck by a vehicle.

She was taken to Wilson Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police are asking anyone with information, or anyone that had been traveling along Rt. 434 around 2 a.m. near the intersection of S. Washington Avenue and the Pennsylvania Avenue ramps to contact the Binghamton Police Detective Bureau at (607) 772-7080. 

Tipsters can remain anonymous. 

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger released a statement on the death:

"It is with deep sadness that I share news of the death of a student, Stefani Lineva. It was Stefani's first semester on campus. She was a member of our tennis team who had transferred from Adelphi. The loss of someone so young and talented is almost impossible to imagine and impacts our entire community. We will miss Stefani's spirit, passion and engagement with everyone she touched on our campus. 

On behalf of the University community, I offer my deepest condolences to Stefani's family, teammates, classmates and all who knew and loved her. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts as we all mourn her loss.

Information regarding memorial services will be forthcoming once details are confirmed.

Support services are available to all members of the Binghamton community dealing with this loss."

You can read the full statement at this link.


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