Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 20th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
Jocelyn Young, a 24-year-old woman who graduated from University of Oregon and had lived in Portland has died following a hit-and-run collision in Pasadena, California early Sunday morning.
According to the Pasadena Star News, Young fell off her bicycle while riding on Los Robles Avenue and was then run over by a man who was driving by. The man, 21-year-old Nicholas Avila, did not stop and was later arrested and booked on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence. He’s being held in jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail.
Young died yesterday from her injuries after being transported to a local hospital.
(Photo by waltarrrrr/Flickr)
Young had many friends in the Portland area. Andrew Plambeck attended UO with Young and reacted to her death today. “We had a lot of close mutual friends. She was such an always-on wonderful presence. Always warm and cheerful. So, so sad. Another wonderful, unique person killed senselessly in the road.”
For more on this story, see an updated story in the Pasadena Sun.