WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - West Lafayette Police said a woman remained in a coma Saturday night, after she was hit by a car on the Purdue University Campus.
Police said it happened around 3 Saturday morning on Grant Street near Purdue Memorial Union.
Police said 22-year-old Nicole Ruffolo was crossing the street when she was hit by a car, driven by 25-year-old Courtney Nichols of West Lafayette.
Ruffolo's friend, 22-year-old Tara Sathaye, was walking with Ruffolo and was also hit by the car, but sustained minor injuries.
Police said Nichols continued driving even after hitting Ruffolo. They said she was detained a few minutes later.
Police said they believe alcohol is a factor.
According to police, Ruffolo is from Iowa and was in town visiting her friend, who is a student at Purdue.
Police said the crash remains under investigation by the Lafayette Metro Fatal Alcohol Crash Team.
Police are wanting to speak with someone who may have been with Nichols before the incident.
If you witnessed the crash, or have any information, you are asked to call the Sgt. Jason Philhower with the West Lafayette Police Department at (765) 775-5200, or Lt. Sarah Sheppard with the Purdue Police Department at (765) 494-8221.
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