A killer driver who mowed down a 14-year-old Sheffield schoolgirl in a hit-and-run is still being hunted by police today - after speeding away from the scene and leaving her to die in the road.
Police said last night it was ‘just a matter of time’ before they caught the culprit who was at the wheel of the car which struck Jasmyn Chan on Normanton Hill in Intake.
The teenager - nicknamed Jazzy and a Y10 pupil at Birley Community College - died while crossing the road with a group of four friends near a pathway to Richmond Park.
Pals said Jasmyn, from Frecheville, died a hero sacrificing her life by pushing one of the group, 12-year-old Tia Tucker, out of the hatchback’s path.
Tia was treated for her injuries and is now out of hospital.
The other girls and boys who made it across the road are trying to come to terms with the trauma of the horrific smash which killed their friend.
Scores of friends have left floral tributes at the scene of the tragedy and taken to social media sites to pay their respects to Jasmyn.
Chief Inspector Stuart Walne, from South Yorkshire Police, said officers investigating the hit-and-run, which happened on Friday night, had received a ‘steady flow of information’ from the public.
“I’m grateful for the phone calls coming in.
“I have a team of officers working through the details to trace the car and ultimately, the driver involved in the crash that killed Jasmyn Chan,” he said.
“I am certain it is just a matter of time until we catch this driver and can ascertain exactly what happened.”
Chf Insp Walne appealed directly to the driver to hand themselves in.
“Put yourself in the situation that Jasmyn’s family and friends are now in - think about what they are going through,” he said.
“Do the right thing and come forward.”
The small, dark-coloured car, possibly a Volkswagen or Honda, ‘stopped momentarily and then drove off without anyone getting out’, said Chf Insp Walne.
The vehicle was travelling downhill towards the A57 Mosborough Parkway.
“Jasmyn was the kindest of teenagers who had a lot to give, in both her own life and everyone else’s,” he said.
“This is a tragic situation.”
Deep tyre marks left by the car were visible on the road.
The marks, which were 70 metres long, veered onto the opposite lane and up onto a grass verge before rejoining the carriageway.
Jasmyn lived with her parents and young sister around half-a-mile away from the scene.
Cards of condolence could be seen in the front window of her home on Stanage Rise yesterday.
Her heartbroken family were too upset to speak about their loss.
Anyone with information about the incident at 9.20pm on Friday night should call 101, quoting incident number 1,098 of May 9, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A 13-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by black Vauxhall Corsa as he crossed Chaucer Road close to the junction with Mansel Crescent in Parson Cross.
The smash happened at 3.15pm on Friday afternoon.
The driver of the Corsa, a 35-year-old Sheffield woman, was not hurt.