2 University of Miami Engineering Students Struck and Killed by Car Remembered at Makeshift Memorial

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    Two University of Miami medical students who were killed while crossing a Pinecrest street were honored by friends who sang with lit candles in hand at a makeshift memorial Friday night. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports. (Published Friday, Oct 25, 2013)

    Two University of Miami engineering students who were killed while crossing a Pinecrest street were honored by friends who sang with lit candles in hand at a makeshift memorial Friday night.

    Chen Ying and Liu Hao were remembered where they were hit and killed by a car at Kendall Drive and 68th Court.

    The accident happened right in front of their apartment complex on Wednesday, Oct. 16. After making it across five lanes, they were hit feet away from the curb. Ying and Hao died right away.

    Their mothers sat in front of the memorial Friday night, sobbing.

    Hao's roommate, Stephanie Song, is devastated.

    "If there's one person that deserves to live here, I think it's him," Song said. "Sometimes I hope that was me, not him because I'm not better than him. He's better. He's so much better."

    Miami-Dade Police said they believe the woman who hit the couple was driving carelessly. She stopped a block down the road. She has not been charged, but that may change.

    "Tragedies happen when you're not paying attention with both eyes on the road at all times, so this should be wake-up call for everybody," Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner said.

    "That woman driving the Porsche should be punished for her wrongdoing," said Anhui Hunh, a friend of the couple.

    Investigators are pleading for witnesses to come forward so they can learn more and close the case.

    "We're waiting for justice," Song said. "That's all."

    If you know anything about the accident that took the lives of Ying and Hao, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. You are automatically anonymous when you call that number.

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