Student killed after falling out of party bus

A college student in North Carolina was killed Tuesday night after she fell out of a party bus onto the road and was hit by passing cars.

Polly Rogers, a 20-year-old student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was on a bus with friends headed to a bar when she fell out of one of the bus's windows at around 10:25 p.m.  She was then hit by two cars.

Witnesses told local media that she leaned against an emergency exit window and fell out.  She died at the scene.

The UNC-Charlotte sophomore was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, majoring in special education.

Rodgers’ sorority issued this statement, saying: 

It is with very heavy hearts that Zeta Tau Alpha mourns the loss of Polly Miranda Rogers who died Tuesday. Polly was an emerging leader in her chapter, serving as a New Member assistant, the Signs Chair and on the Recruitment Committee. 

“Polly was the friendliest person you would ever meet in your life. She could always be found in the common areas of the house greeting sisters after their day at classes and making sure their day was going great,” Chapter President Alexis Marie Burns, said. 

Police are continuing to investigate, trying to figure out exactly what went wrong.

“Her professors described her as warm and caring, as do others who had the pleasure of knowing her,” Kevin Bailey, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday.

All of ZTA sends its sincere condolences to Polly’s family during this most difficult time. 

A GoFundMe was set up to help the family with funeral expenses

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