On social media, friends and family were mourning the death of Jasmine Madarang, the San Diego State University student fatally struck by a car while apparently trying to cross Interstate 8 in Mission Valley on foot.
Madarang, 20, entered the lanes of the freeway from the north near Waring Road and was hit by a westbound vehicle shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office and California Highway Patrol. She died at the scene.
Madarang had been reported missing by friends earlier in the evening after attending a fraternity tailgate party prior to an SDSU football game at Qualcomm Stadium, according to the Daily Aztec campus newspaper.
In a Facebook post on behalf of the Madarang family, Margarita Melinda said a GoFundMe account was being set up.
“We learned the tragic news last night,” said a family member Monday. “It means a lot to our family that Jasmine was dearly loved. We appreciate your love, support, and prayers. Please continue to pray for Jasmine and our family. Please respect our privacy as our family continues to mourn for her.”
— City News Service contributed to this report.
jasmine madarang is missing if you or anyone you know any info on her disappearance please contact the police! pic.twitter.com/2gx3v5y9yy
— Chrissy Reese (@badgaalcricri) September 18, 2017
The men of Sig Ep would like to send our condolences to the friends and family of our fellow student, Jasmine Madarang.
— Sig Ep SDSU (@SigEp_SDSU) September 18, 2017
prayers go out to the Madarang family, heaven gained another angel ♥️✨ I’ll miss our late night convos and wild times together, Jasmine
— Andrea Clapp (@andrea_clapp) September 18, 2017
Jasmine Madarang was a beautiful young woman. So sad that her life ended so tragically. Rest In Peace, Jasmine????????. Condolences to her family.
— Knitter (@patni1111) September 18, 2017