Jasmyn Chan hit-and-run: South Yorkshire Police arrest 32-year-old man over death of 14-year-old in Sheffield
Yesterday Jasmyn’s ‘heartbroken’ family appealed for the driver to come forward
Police investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a 14-year-old girl in Sheffield have arrested a man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Jasmyn Chan was killed by the collision just after 9pm last Friday, and witnesses described how she pushed her 12-year-old friend of the way before being hit by a small, dark car.
The two girls were part of a group of friends making their way across the road, which has a 30mph speed limit, but only three of the five made it across unscathed.
The 12-year-old girl was also hit by the car and suffered injuries, but has since been released from hospital and is reported to be recovering well.
Yesterday Jasmyn’s parents gave an emotional news conference where they issued an appeal for the driver of the vehicle to come forward.
Today, South Yorkshire Police said a 32-year-old man had been arrested in connection to the incident.
A statement read: “The man, who was arrested overnight on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, remains in police custody today.”
Freinds of Jasmyn Chan hold a vigil near to the scene Speaking yesterday, Jasmyn’s father Peter Chan said his daughter had recently cut her hair short to donate it to a charity which makes wigs for young cancer patients.
Mr Chan said: “My daughter was beautiful, inside and out.
“I cannot put into words the pain and devastation I feel in my heart knowing she is gone.
“As a family we are heartbroken and I don't know how we will ever get over losing Jasmyn. Please if you know something, please come forward.”
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