Local woman killed in hit and run near FAU

The 20-year-old was crossing West Glades Road when a car hit her and sped away.


Photo courtesy of FAU police’s Facebook

Cameren Boatner, Staff Writer

Editor’s note: This story has been updated as of Dec. 12, 2o18 at 11:12 a.m.

Asia McClave was crossing Glades Road last night at around 7:30 p.m. when she was struck and killed by a car right outside the Boca campus.

The 20-year-old from Lighthouse Point city in Broward county was declared dead at the scene.

The driver sped away after hitting her, and Boca police are now looking for the suspect. Police say the car is silver or grey, and could possibly be a Hyundai, according to their press release. The vehicle is also missing a side mirror and could possibly have front-end damage.

McClave was a former FAU student, and before that, she graduated from a dual-enrollment program called FAU High School.

Eman Rahman, 21, is also a former FAU High School student, and McClave was a friend of his. They acted in films together called “Guess” in 2016 and “Guess Again,” in 2017, according to IMDb. He said McClave planned on going to law school at some point.

“But apart from that, she seemed to really enjoy living life in the moment. Never met a freer spirit than her’s,” Rahman said.

McClave was formerly a part of FAU College Democrats, according to Matthew Taudien, the club’s president. The Sun-Sentinel also reported that she was a semester away from earning her bachelor’s degree in economics.

Boca police are still looking for the driver who fled after killing McClave.

Check back with the University Press as this story develops.

Cameren Boatner is a staff writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email c[email protected].