Just after midnight on Saturday, Ariana Zarse, 20, was walking with her friend on trying to cross the broad street was hit by a Honda accord travelling west on the road. The accord left the scene and Zarse was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Zarse’s friend was not injured in the crash, the police said.
It was just a week ago that they were celebrating her win in a charity boxing match. says Zarse friends.
It was the biggest high of her life, she was saying what a high it was,” Keith Keppner told Channel 2’s Ashli Lincoln. “The fact that we got to share that with her, it was really beautiful.
Zarse trained two months ahead of her boxing match Keppner said. He described her as “exceptionally impressive” and “very positive, very go-getting type.”
Friends say they are clinging to these memories as they mourn their loss.
Keppner said “We need to be reminded from this horrific incident that we never know when our last are here, or not here, tomorrow because it’s a fact of life.
In other to serve as a reminder of her precious life is, her friends are planning on having a moment of silence, as well as put something up in the boxing gym.
The Accord involved in the crash was found but the driver was nowhere to be found says the investigators.
Police said they do not have a description of the driver at this time. They are asking anyone who might have information regarding the crash to contact them at 706-613-3888.