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NBC Bay Area: San Jose State Student Killed in Car Crash Remembered at Graduation

Posted May 24, 2014 by NBC Bay Area.

By Kris Sanchez and Vince Cestone

Saturday was graduation day for San Jose State University, but one young woman who worked hard to earn her degree was not there to receive her diploma–she died in a car crash two weeks ago.

Even if just for a brief moment, the university brought back her mother’s smile.

On graduation day, there were tears of happiness at Spartan Stadium, but up in Suite 5, some tears of sorrow too, as the family of Rosita Aragon listened for her name.

Rosita Aragon was one class short of her Spanish degree from San Jose State when she died in her father’s arms after a car crash the day before Mother’s Day.

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