Student killed in hit and run

Allie Kolechta

The Austin Police Department released the name of a UT student who was killed in a hit-and-run on Sunday night.

Adam Conrad Grote, 22, was a student in the School of Architecture. He was due to graduate in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.

“Everyone at the School of Architecture is saddened and stunned to learn of this tragic news,” said Frederick Steiner, dean of the School of Architecture in a statement released today. “Adam Grote is remembered by his professors and classmates as an amiable young man and a talented and hardworking student.”

Grote was hit at about 3:15 a.m. while walking on the shoulder of the southbound Interstate Highway 35 frontage road just south of East Riverside Drive. The car then fled the scene, according to police. Grote was pronounced dead on the scene.

“The loss will be deeply felt by everyone in the School of Architecture community,” Steiner said in today’s statement.