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  • 11 May 2014, 8:37

Hit And Run Death: Classmates 'Devastated'

School friends of a teenager killed in a hit and run have spoken of their devastation at losing a classmate who "made people smile".

Police are appealing for the driver who did not stop after hitting 14-year-old Jasmyn Chan in Sheffield on Friday night to come forward.

Another girl, aged 12, has now left hospital after being treated for serious injuries following the collision at about 9.20pm.

The pair, both from Sheffield, were crossing the road when they were hit by a car on Normanton Hill close to its junction with Richmond Hill Road.

Friends gathered there on Saturday to leave flowers after hearing about the tragedy on Facebook.

One, Hannah Bellamy, told Sky News: "We're shocked and sad that she's gone. She was always smiling - a funny person to be around who spoke to anyone.

"She always made me smile when I was down. I'm going to miss her loads - she's going to be missed by everyone."

The girls had fallen behind three other friends when they were hit by the car as it travelled down a hill towards the A57 Mosborough Parkway.

Family friend Sarah Parker added: "She's just a lovely little girl. She was gorgeous. I can't get my head around it. It's devastating to hear."

The vehicle was described as small and dark-coloured, possibly green, and possibly a Volkswagen or a Honda.

Police say they are following a "number of leads" after getting information from the public.

Chief Inspector Stuart Walne appealed for the driver to contact police.

"The driver may not have intended to cause this collision nor are they likely to have been aware of the extent of the injuries they caused last night," he said.

"However, I would urge them to think about the impact on Jasmyn's family, friends and community and please come forward.

"The small dark-coloured car will have damage to the front and the driver's offside.

"If you were the driver of this car, please contact police immediately. This is a tragic situation that has taken a young life and seriously affected another.

"There may have been reasons that you didn't stop last night but now a girl has died and we need to speak to you."

Witnesses to the crash or anyone with information are asked to contact police on the non-emergency 101 number.