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Memorial service planned for Riverside cadet

POSTED: March 6, 2014 7:45 p.m.

A memorial service is planned today for a Riverside Military Academy student who died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident.

Cadet Mingyu Gao, 18, was crossing Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth on Friday evening when a vehicle struck him.

Gao and another student who was struck were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center. Gao remained on life support until Tuesday.

The other student, whose name has not been released, is back on the RMA campus, said Adriane Seymour, the school’s director of communications and public relations.

A memorial service for Gao’s family and cadets is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Carlos and Sandra Cervantes Theatre.

The Duluth Police Department has not yet released information on the incident, but Seymour said the driver did not see the two students and passed a field sobriety test.

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