A man has admitted killing Sheffield teenager Jasmyn Chan who died after she was injured in a hit and run road smash.
The shock guilty plea was entered this morning at Sheffield Crown Court by Naseeb Ellahi, aged 33, of Ash Road, Birmingham and formerly of Sheffield.
Jasmyn, aged 14, died following a collision on Normanton Hill, Intake, at around 9.20pm on Friday, May 9.
She was killed after pushing a friend out of the way of the oncoming car - the other girl was also injured in the incident.
Naseeb Ellahi admitted causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene and failing to report.
He pleaded not guilty to two further charges of causing death by driving while uninsured and causing death by driving while unlicensed.
Members of Jasmyn’s family watched from the public gallery at Sheffield Crown Court as an emotional Ellahi entered his pleas.
After he pleaded guilty some of Jasmyn’s family were in tears.
Ellahi was arrested on Thursday, May 15, nearly a week after the fatal smash.
More than 1,000 mourners attended Jasmyn’s funeral last year, while a petition signed by more than 12,000 people called for road safety improvements at the spot where she lost her life.
The road safety campaign prompted Sheffield Council to promise to invest in improvements which will include ‘Jazzy’s Crossing’.
The family of Jasmyn, who was a Year 10 pupil at Birley Community College, have also set up a new charity foundation in her memory.
Ellahi was given bail and will be sentenced at the end of the month.
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