International student dies in collision with vehicle

Zhiyuan Jiang, a 22-year-old Computer Science major from Hangzhou, China, was killed in an early-morning vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on April 10.

He was traveling northbound on the sidewalk on Las Posas Road and Grand Avenue when he was struck by an oncoming cement truck. Responding paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene.

Yasue O’Neill, International Services coordinator, said Jiang was a very helpful student who spent a lot of time in the International Students office.

“He was like one of our children; he felt very comfortable here,” O’Neill said.

Before attending Palomar, Jiang graduated from North Broward Prepartory School in Florida. After attending Purdue University for his freshman year, he went back to China. He started attending Palomar in the spring of 2013.


Author: Christopher Bullock

Christopher Bullock has been with the Telescope since 2013, originally starting as a Communications major. After his first semester with the paper, he found that Journalism was his calling, and has since pursued his AA degree in the field. He hopes to attend either CSU-Northridge or Sacramento State in order to continue his education. When not in school, he plays guitar for a local metal band. Chris is also engaged to his longtime crush, Ashley.

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