One year after Uptown hit-and-run, a mother calls 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 are pleading for the driver responsible to come forward.

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

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

“She couldn’t live her life. She couldn’t have kids or get married, she couldn’t do anything,” Knutson said.

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

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

They said that she refused and he left, but stopped again nearby.

That’s when they say an argument ensued and an intoxicated Hassan leaned out the driver’s side window. The driver sped up and got lost. Hassan lost his balance and was run over.

Shortly thereafter, Dallas police released surveillance footage of a 2009-2013 stock Camaro with no sunroof and no visible damage.

A year later, no arrests have been made.

While Knutson is still in mourning, he said he just wants to know why.

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

Police have said that if the driver had stopped, he may not have faced any 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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