Devan Nicole Elayda, a Fresno State student and TikTok star, was killed early Saturday morning in a hit-and-run on Highway 180 near Cedar Avenue.
Elayda, 23, was driving on Highway 180 when it is believed that she decided to exchange seats with a passenger, according to the California Highway Patrol.
An oncoming vehicle killed her when she exited the vehicle near the median at about 2:45 a.m. CHP officers pronounced Elayda dead at the scene.
Authorities Need to Find Silver Lexus
The suspected hit-and-run car is described as a silver 2017-2020 Lexus IS. The car should have damage to the driver’s side front bumper, fender, or hood.
Elayda, who is from Hollister, was a TikTok fashion and beauty influencer with more than 50,000 followers. She also had nearly 5,000 followers on Instagram.
GoFundMe Account Set Up
Giselle Gutierrez organized a GoFundMe account to “help and support her family through this tragedy.” As of Monday morning, $6,120 had been donated toward the account’s $20,000 goal.
“She was loved by many and touched the hearts of each person she came around,” Gutierrez wrote.
Please consider donating, she was the sweetest person ever & genuinely good friend to me❤️ she deserved to keep living. https://t.co/kH5KXd2gdZ
— 🧚🏻🌿🎨🍄🪴🦋🕊 (@lisgvoii_1229) November 29, 2021
Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle is asked to contact the CHP at (559) 262-0400 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.