• Driver accused in hit-and-run that killed UCF student posts bail after re-arrest

    By: Sarah Wilson

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 25-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a UCF student while driving intoxicated has posted bail, Channel 9 learned Monday.

    "I'm really sorry," said Yousef Hasan as he left the Orange County Jail. "Deeply I'm sorry. I wish I could take everything back. And I hope they forgive me in their heart." 

    Hours after friends and family gathered at UCF for a prayer vigil in her honor Friday night, UCF senior London Harrell was pronounced dead and the man suspected of striking her in a hit-and-run crash was rearrested, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

    Investigators said Harrell, 21, was struck before 1 a.m. June 22 on Napiers Circle and Pasteur Drive near UCF. Troopers said the driver, Hasan, is accused of hitting her and then fleeing the scene.

    READ: Family, friends gather to pray for UCF student critically injured in hit-and-run crash

    Troopers said Hasan's charges have been upgraded to DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

    Hasan made his second court appearance on Saturday, where a judge set his bail at $75,000. A judge said the terms of Hasan's release include giving up his passport and he will not be able to drive or travel outside of Orange County.

    Investigators said Hasan hit a car on Mendel Drive and left that scene prior to hitting the woman.

    Troopers said they found Hasan sleeping behind the car in a parking lot on University Boulevard.

    Troopers said Hasan had bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech and was stumbling and swaying while walking to the breath testing room. They said Hasan failed field sobriety tests but his Breathalyzer tests showed a blood alcohol content of .000.

    FHP officials said they believe Hasan was under the influence of drugs.

    READ: Arrest made: UCF student fights for her life after hit-and-run crash, FHP says

    On Friday night, dozens of people had gathered at the Reflecting Pond on the UCF campus to pray for Harrell. People were asked to bring pictures and memorabilia of Harrell to help send positive energy in her fight for her life.

    Her father, Mike Harrell, thanked those who showed up in support.

    "Thank you for being here tonight," he told the crowd. "We love you all. London loved UCF. She loved Orlando."

    Watch video from the vigil below: 


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