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MTSU grieving over student who lost life in traffic incident

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -

The untimely death of a Middle Tennessee State University student has rippled through the campus community.

David "Ritt" Chitwood, 28, was looking forward to a bright future ahead of him in the music industry after he graduated with a recording industry degree.

All this changed last Friday when he was killed while crossing a busy street in his wheelchair.

Friends of Chitwood said he was a fighter, fighting against the odds of paralysis. He even impressed his professors.

Despite what life had dealt him, he never let his handicap pull him down.

When word spread on campus that Chitwood was struck and killed while crossing busy Middle Tennessee Boulevard in his wheel chair, it hit many across MTSU's campus very hard.

Many students and professors said he was incredibly funny and inspirational, even with the recent loss of his mother.

Authorities are still investigating the incident, but many MTSU students say the intersection where Chitwood was hit is one of the most dangerous in the area.

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