The driver, who died after being slammed to the ground with a knockout punch during a street brawl in Brooklyn, turned out to be a “brilliant” Long Island doctor and a loving, married father of two.
“Words cannot express how sad I am to lose my dearest friend and brother,” says Yun’s tribute book
Dr. Jamie Yun, 56, was involved in a car accident in Crown Heights on June 8 and died of traumatic brain injuries days after being punched in the face. Yun was born in Venezuela and later moved to Colombia with his family before emigrating to the United States in the 1970s, according to an obituary posted online. A graduate of Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, he was nicknamed “99” by his classmates for his tendency to consistently finish exams in the 99th percentile, according to his obituary.
A fatal punch and road rage wounds were the cause of death
Police said Yun and Dexter Alexander, 31, had a violent argument in the street on Schenectady Avenue and New York East Avenue shortly before 11:30 P.M. on June 8. During the fight, Alexander allegedly punched Yun in the face, and hit his head on the side of the road, police said.
“I will miss my friendship with Jamie so much,” former classmate Lee wrote in an online tribute. We will miss Jamie’s smile sense of humor and love of gossip.”