A Year After Uptown Hit and Run, a Mom Begs for Answers – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

More than a year after a Hurst woman was hit and killed on Mckinney Avenue, friends and family beg the driver in charge to step forward.

“She was just everyone’s sunshine,” said Jasmine Hassan’s mom Tana Knutson.

Hassan was 21 years old, living at home and working as a nail technician.

“She hasn’t been able to live her life. She hasn’t been able to have children or get married, not be able to do anything,” Knutson said.

But with the time Jasmine had, Knutson said she had lived life to the fullest. On the night of her death, she was out with a group of her closest friends.

Those friends said that on March 22, 2021, Jasmine was crossing McKinney around 2:15 a.m., when the driver of a white Chevy Camaro stopped to ask for her number.

They said she refused and he drove off, but stopped again nearby.

That’s when they say an argument broke out and a drunken Hassan leaned against the driver’s side window. The driver accelerated and lost. Hassan lost her balance and was run over.

Shortly thereafter, the Dallas Police Department released surveillance footage of a 2009-2013 stock Camaro with no sunroof or visible damage.

A year later, no arrests have been made.

As Knutson continues to grieve, she said she just wants to know why.

“It would mean the world to us if someone turned it in. It would mean the world to us because we need our closure,” she said.

Police said if the driver had stopped, he may not have filed charges. But now he could be charged with a fatal accident.

Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.

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