Leath issues statement about Dec. 14 student death

We were shocked and saddened to learn this morning that an Iowa State student, Emmalee Jacobs, died after being struck by a car in Ames. On behalf of the entire Iowa State University family, I extend condolences to the Jacobs family and to her friends at Iowa State and in her hometown, Urbana, Iowa. It’s always difficult to see a young life taken, particularly when it’s one of our students who had been with us only a few months. The Ames Police Department is investigating this tragedy as a hit-and-run accident. I join the Ames and ISU Police Departments in encouraging anyone with information that may help identify the driver of the car to contact Ames Police.