UL international student killed in pedestrian crash on Johnston Street

Rustam Nizamutdinov (Photo Courtesy: UL/Facebook)
Rustam Nizamutdinov (Photo Courtesy: UL/Facebook)

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette international student was killed in a traffic crash over the weekend.

Lafayette Police spokesperson Karl Ratcliff identified the victim as 24-year-old Rustam Nizamutdinov.

Charlie Bier, a communications specialist for UL, said Nizamutdinov was an undergraduate student from Uzbekistan and working as a research assistant for the university’s department of petroleum engineering.

Police say Nizamutdinov was walking in the 3800 block of Johnston Street when he was hit by a vehicle around 1:00 Sunday morning.

He was pronounced dead the scene. Investigators ruled impairment was not a factor in the crash.

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