Counseling services are being provided to Binghamton University students and employees in the aftermath of the death of Stefani Lineva.


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The 20-year-old junior from Middle Village, Queens, died after she apparently was struck by a vehicle in Binghamton early Saturday morning.

City police say Lineva was found lying in the eastbound lane of Route 434 shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.

Lineva was pronounced dead at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City. Investigators say she had sustained injuries which were consistent with having been hit by a vehicle.

In a statement released on Sunday, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said Lineva was a member of the school's women's tennis team who had transferred from Adelphi. She was completing her first semester at Binghamton.

Stenger expressed his condolences to Lineva's family, teammates, classmates and those who knew her.

The university is making support services available to students, faculty and staff.

Binghamton police detectives have not indicated whether they have determined what type of vehicle may have struck Lineava or whether they've identified a driver who may have been involved.

People with information may contact the Detective Bureau at 607.772.7080.

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