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Jasmyn Chan: Parents' tribute to Sheffield hit-and-run girl

Jasmyn Chan Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Jasmyn Chan was killed in a hit-and-run collision

The parents of a 14-year-old girl who died when she "pushed her friend away from danger" in a hit-and-run crash have spoken of their heartbreak following her death.

Jasmyn Chan died when she was hit by a car while crossing Normanton Hill in Sheffield on Friday.

Details of her heroic actions emerged as her parents paid tribute to their "precious" daughter.

South Yorkshire Police are following up a number of positive leads.

Jasmyn was with a 12-year-old friend when they were hit by car travelling downhill towards the A57.

Speaking at a press conference, Ch Insp Stuart Walne said: "There are a couple of accounts that say that in the last moments prior to the collision Jasmyn's last actions was to push her friend away from danger."

The 12-year-old was treated in hospital before being released on Saturday.

Jasmyn's parents Peter Chan and Paula McCullie have appealed for information into their daughter's death.

'Pain and devastation'

Mr Chan said: "My family and I are desperate for answers to try and understand how this has happened to our precious little Jaz.

"Our daughter was beautiful, inside and out. I cannot put into words the pain and devastation I feel in my heart knowing she is gone.

"As a family we are heartbroken and I don't know how we will ever get over losing Jasmyn."

Image caption Jasmyn's parents spoke of their 'heartbreak' at losing their daughter

The vehicle has been described as a small, dark coloured car.

Ch Insp Walne said they had received a fantastic response from the public since the crash.

He said: "Jasmyn's family deserve answers and I would ask you to think of the devastating impact this has had on her family, friends and community and please come forward if you have any information."

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