PITTSBURGH — A college senior who aspired to be a research psychologist was struck and killed by a bus in Pittsburgh over the weekend, authorities said.

Barbara Como, 20, of Chester Springs, was struck by the Port Authority bus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh shortly after noon Saturday, the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said.

She was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she was pronounced dead.

The University of Pittsburgh said Como studied anthropology and psychology and was on track to graduate in the spring.

Officials said in a statement that the university community “is deeply saddened" by her death and counseling was being offered to students and faculty.

Port authority spokesman Adam Brandolph declined to release information about the crash but said the driver was “shaken up.” No one else was injured.

The authority and city police are investigating along with university police.

The University of Pittsburgh issued the following statement:

“The Pitt community is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Barbara Como of Chester Springs, Pa., a senior anthropology student and research assistant with the Learning Research and Development Center, and resident of Lothrop Hall. As the Pitt community mourns the loss of one of our students, we send our heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends.”

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