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Hero College Student Dies While Saving Girl From Hit-And-Run Accident [VIDEO]

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

A Central Michigan University student was killed after saving a girl during a hit-and-run accident in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Ryan Tsatsos was struck by a car going 80 mph moments after pushing a girl out of the way and into safety, according to local Fox affiliate WJBK. The force of the impact sent Tsatsos 30 feet back and into a ditch where a friend of his studying to be a nurse helped him until EMTs arrived.

Julie Tsatsos, Ryan’s mother, remembered him as a good, loving son, and told WJBK, “He loved his friends and his family and would do anything for anyone.”

The driver who killed the freshman CMU student has not been found, and his father is urging anybody with information to tell the authorities.

“Please come forward if you know anything — if you think you know anything — tell police, tell someone, tell anyone,” Paul Tsatsos told WJBK.

AGoFundMe account started for the Tsatsos family has already raised over $30,000.

Ryan’s death is the second tragedy to strike the family. In July, the Tsatsos family lost their only other child, Darryl, when he was also killed in a car accident.

Following Darryl’s death the family was given a wind chime that the family feels rings more often following Ryan’s death.

“To me, that’s Darryl telling me again, ‘I’ve got Ryan,'” Paul said.

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