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Student Hit by Subway Car Mourned by Classmates

04/04/2011 05:03 pm ET | Updated Jun 04, 2011

LOWER EAST SIDE -- Friends and classmates of a Lower East Side student who died after striking his head on subway car last week expressed shock and sadness Monday at the loss of a bright and talented rising star in the culinary world.

Bronx resident Adrian Rodriguez, 18, a senior at Marta Valle High School on Stanton Street, reportedly slipped and fell while running to catch a downtown 5 train at the Union Square station Friday morning. His head hit a train departing from the station at the time, the MTA said, but it is unclear how he fell.

Rodriguez was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and died later as a result of his injuries, police said.

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