Student dies after hit-and-run collision

To: UC Santa Cruz Campus Community

From: Chancellor George Blumenthal and Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway

With heavy hearts, we are sharing the news that Alexandria Arceneaux, a junior at Rachel Carson College, died as a result of injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run collision.

Alexandria, who went by "Aly," died at Stanford Medical Center on Saturday. She was hit by a car near downtown on Oct. 30 after attending a Halloween party with friends.

Our hearts go out to Aly's family, friends, and classmates. A native of Lawndale in Southern California, Aly was a theater arts major with a minor in education. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Police are still searching for the driver of a silver Honda CRV that was involved in the collision; if you have any information, please contact Santa Cruz police at (831) 420-5820.

Tragic news can be deeply upsetting; support is available for all students, faculty, and staff who may need it. We encourage students who wish to speak with someone to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (831) 459-2628. Faculty and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program at (866) 808-6205.