Thanksgiving Tragedy: FSU Student Killed in Hit & Run Accident

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

Mugshot of Joseph Stewart, Arrested in Hit and Run Death

Joseph Stewart Hit and Run Alex Mcdonald

Fraternity brothers are meeting right now to plan a memorial service for an FSU student struck and killed on Thanksgiving morning.

Alex McDonald was struck by a car and killed in his hometown of Ocala early Thursday morning.

The driver took off, but police arrested him later.

McDonald was a senior Hospitality Management student at FSU and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

WCTV stopped by the fraternity house today, however the brothers tell us they're not ready to talk about what happened.

We hope to learn more when their meeting wraps up this evening. We're awaiting more information from Ocala Police too.


Ocala, FL - An FSU student was killed this morning when a driver hit him as he walked across a street.

It happened around 1:00 a.m. in Ocala, Florida. 23 year old FSU Senior Alex McDonald was the president of his fraternity at FSU, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. That's according to the fraternity's website.

Police in Ocala say McDonald had returned home to Ocala for Thanksgiving break.

Police say he was crossing a busy four-lane highway when he was struck by a car. He was dead by the time EMS arrived.

Police say the driver who hit McDonald left the scene.

Officers later caught up with 26 year old Joseph Stewart and charged him with Hit and Run, Fail to Remain at Crash Involving Death.

Officers say they believe Stewart may have been intoxicated, but are awaiting toxicology reports.

McDonald, was a senior in Hospitality Management at FSU.


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