On Sunday, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a mother on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx. The family of the victim is now grappling with the tragedy, and they are urging the driver responsible to come forward. They are seeking answers to understand the circumstances that led to the untimely death of their loved one.
Nyesha Hunter expressed her sadness over not being able to call her friend this morning with a simple inquiry about her day. “That’s hard, not to be able to call her this morning, like, ‘Girl, what you doing? You took London to school already?'” she said.
Tragically, Jasmine, Nyesha’s sister, lost her life in a fatal accident at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday.
Nyesha expressed her gratitude towards the stronger bond she shared with her loved one, saying, “I thank God that we spoke every day, as it has given me a plethora of memories to cherish.”
Jasmine’s family residing in Brooklyn fondly remembers her as the life of the party and a devoted mother to her 10-year-old daughter. At 32 years of age, Jasmine was cherished by her loved ones.
Karen, Jasmine’s mother, spoke emotionally about her family, saying, “We are a small, close-knit family, and Jasmine was my middle child, but she will always be my baby.”
They are currently attempting to reconstruct the events that occurred leading up to her passing.
According to the family, Jasmine was riding in a car being driven by her boyfriend at the time of the incident.
As the couple’s car got hit by another vehicle, her boyfriend immediately pulled over on the elevated part of the expressway.
While in the car, he watched as Jasmine stepped out and stood on the westbound shoulder. It was then that she was struck by another car.
Karen expressed her grief over losing her child and stated her desire for answers. She urged anyone with information to come forward and contact the police department.
The hospital staff swiftly took Jasmine into surgery after she was rushed in, but unfortunately, her family received the devastating news of her passing at around 4 a.m. on Sunday.
She was hit by a driver who fled the scene.
Nyesha encouraged them to take ownership of their actions and come forward. “Own what you did,” she advised.