Driver arrested after 2 FMU students killed in hit-and-run crash in Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A driver has been taken into custody following a deadly hit-and-run crash in Miami Gardens involving two students from Florida Memorial University.

Police say the driver of a silver Infiniti was traveling southbound on Northwest 42nd Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when he struck two female pedestrians who were walking south in the middle lane.

The driver is accused of getting out of his car and running off, but he was eventually arrested. His identity has not yet been released.

Relatives identified one of the victims as 19-year-old Asiayanna Green.

“She was a good kid. Quiet and humble,” Green’s aunt, Lisa Walker, said. “It’s sad that her life was taken just that quick over nothing. And it’s just hard as a family. We’re just receiving the news.”

Randy Meran saw both Green and the other victim just an hour before the crash.

“We were with both of them,” he said, adding they were watching the Super Bowl. “And then things just unraveled.”

FMU confirmed in an email to students and faculty Monday that the victims were both first-year students at the university.

“Florida Memorial University will be providing grief counseling sessions for all students, faculty and staff,” the email read. “The sessions will take place in the FMU/FIU Auditorium starting at 10:00 a.m. today.”

A group prayer was held on campus at noon.

“Every member of our Lion community is invited to take part in a group prayer at the FMU Clock Tower today at noon to remember the lives of our students and to pray for our campus,” the email read.

No other details about the crash were immediately released.

“It’s two lives,” one of Green’s cousins told Local 10 News. “Three lives that’s gone. The driver, the two girls, and it’s just unfortunate for everybody and it’s hard.”

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