A 20-year-old San Diego State University student has been identified as the woman found dead on Interstate 8 Saturday evening.
Jasmine Madarang was a member of SDSU's Delta Zeta Sorority, students told NBC 7.
Madarang was found on the median of eastbound I-8 near Mission Gorge Road, by Mission Valley and Grantville, around 8 p.m. over the weekend.
Through tears, grandmother Gloria Madarang said, "It's like a dream. We don't really believe it."
At this time, officials are still piecing together what happened leading up to the death. Authorities said Madarang was trying to cross the freeway near Waring Road when she was struck and killed.
Authorities responded to the scene and started CPR. However, the victim was pronounced dead shortly after.
Madarang was a junior engineering major according to her family.
On the dean's list since her freshman year, Madarang was recently selected to the National Society of Leadership Success, her family told NBC 7.
Now instead of preparing for her future, Madarang's family raising money online to help pay for her funeral.
"She's a super funny girl," said her aunt Rizza. "She's the life of the party in our family. To lose her is just devastating to us."
"It's definitely a big sadness for the whole school and for everyone that knew her, I have friends that personally knew her, so this has been a tragedy for all of us at San Diego State," said Rachela Fey, a fellow student.
Some said the incident is a sad reminder to look out for one another.
"I think it's important, especially in college for people to tray and be as safe as possible in situations like parties and everything, I think it's really important to be with friends and people who are going to take care of you and make sure everything is gonna be fine," said Eva-Maria Tanez, a student.
A GoFundMe page has been started to help Madarang's family
The investigation is ongoing.