FIU Holds Memorial for Hit-and-Run Victim Melita Jaric

The FIU community gathered on Thursday to remember Melita Jaric, the victim of a hit-and-run crash in southwest Miami-Dade.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013  |  Updated 12:04 AM EDT
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The Florida International University community gathered on Thursday to remember Melita Jaric, the student who lost her life after a recent hit-and-run crash. Her sister Natasha Jaric and Dr. Kalai Mathee of FIU's College of Medicine spoke about her.

The Florida International University community gathered on Thursday to remember Melita Jaric, the student who lost her life after a recent hit-and-run crash. Her sister Natasha Jaric and Dr. Kalai Mathee of FIU's College of Medicine spoke about her.

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Victim of Miami-Dade Hit-and-Run Crash Dies at Hospital

Police said Monday that Melita Jaric, who had been on life support after she was struck in a hit-and-run on Friday, has died. Natasha Jaric spoke about losing her sister. Neighbor Lee Feinberg said that a call for help was bounced around five to six times on 911, but the 911 audio provided to NBC 6 didn't indicate that the call was transferred. Police said that if something like that had occurred it would be part of their investigation, but it has not come up. Miami-Dade Police spokesman Detective Javier Baez also discussed the case.

Hit-and-Run Victim Melita Jaric on Life Support

Melita Jaric, 43, was on life support Saturday, a day after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Southwest 11th Street. Her sister Natasha Jaric and Florida International University Professor Giri Narasimhan spoke about her.
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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.

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