A 21-year-old man who died after getting hit by a drunk driver in Manhattan has been identified. It turns out that he was a student who was an aspiring doctor who also did volunteer work, and loved life to the fullest.

He was identified as Raife Milligan, a student from NYU. The 21-year-old was trying to cross East Houston Street near First Avenue at around 2:45 a.m. on Monday when he was struck by a Chevy Camaro according to police.

Responders were still able to bring Milligan to the Bellevue Hospital but were in critical condition. He later died due to his injuries according to the NYPD.

The man who was driving the Chevy Camaro was identified as Michael de Guzman. He stayed at the scene and was later arrested by authorities.

De Guzman was initially charged with driving while intoxicated and also driving while ability impaired. However, the charges against him are reportedly expected to be upgraded in connection with the college student’s death.

After hitting Milligan, de Guzman ended up hitting a Honda CR-V that was driven by a 52-year-old man who also had two passengers inside. All were taken to the Bellevue Hospital after the incident, the NY Daily News reported.

Further, it was added that the driver has already received four camera-issued speeding tickets since December. This was found after his license plate was checked.

Milligan studied BioChemistry at NYU and wanted to be a doctor. The Indiana native also did volunteer work, delivering food to the elderly in New York.

Aside from this, Milligan allegedly loved life to the fullest and always thought of others first according to Donna Begle.

“Raife was one in a million. Brilliant beyond his years. Saying he will be missed is an understatement. He impacted so many lives in a positive way and will be greatly missed,” she said.

“We will live on through his memory holding him deep in our hearts forever. Legends never die!”

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