Twenty-year-old UF student dies after being struck by a car

Published: Jan. 29, 2020 at 10:44 PM EST
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The University of Florida community is mourning one of its own after a student died crossing the street.

UF student, Denise Griffiths, 20, was hit while crossing at the intersection of East University Avenue and Southeast 25th street, Gainesville Police said.

Authorities are treating the incident as a traffic homicide investigation. Griffiths was taken to UF Health Shands where she died.

A GoFundMe has been organized asking for donations toward medical and funeral expenses.

At last check, members of the community were nearly $1,000 away from reaching their $15,000 goal. Those who wish to donate to the GoFundMe can access