The FIU community gathered on Thursday to remember Melita Jaric, the student who lost her life after a hit-and-run crash in southwest Miami-Dade.
The memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Jaric, who had been on life support at Ryder Trauma Center, died Monday, March 11. She was 43.
The FIU student was struck while crossing the street in the 4200 block of Southwest 11th Street on March 8.
Jaric, a world traveler and fluent in multiple languages, was pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at Florida International University.
Police say the unknown driver struck her around 4 p.m. and fled the scene. Police do not have a description of the vehicle or the driver.