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Intersection where VT cyclist was killed highlighted as 'problem area' near campus

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - The intersection of where a Virginia Tech student was killed while riding his bike - is near a list of problem areas that school leaders are actively addressing.

As we've reported, Mark Slough, 19, of Springfield, was hit by a car while riding his bicycle Thursday morning at the intersection of Sunridge Drive and Toms Creek Road.

Officers believe Slough was trying to turn onto Toms Creek from Sunridge Drive when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling westbound on Toms Creek Road.

This area and others have been marked as "areas of concern" through the university's new VT MOVES app. Virginia Tech launched the app this month - in the hopes students would provide feedback for the school's new Parking and Transportation Master Plan. 

So far, no charges have been filed in this case.

If you walk or ride your bike to campus, Virginia Tech is encouraging you to provide feedback through their new app. 

Map Your Suggestions: 

Virginia Tech is requesting community members use the mapping feature to identify current issues, future opportunities, or potential quick fixes for car, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit-related transportation.

WSLS 10's Bethany Teague will have more on this story later this evening.