Pedestrian struck and killed by light rail in University City, police say

A pedestrian was pronounced dead at the hospital after they were struck by the light rail overnight in University City, police said. 

The accident happened around 12 a.m. Monday, July 8 at University Blvd. and N Tryon Street at the light rail crossing near Walmart. 

The victim, later identified as 27-year-old Marty Parrott III, was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital a short time later, police said. 

No other information was immediately available. Check back for updates throughout the day.