FRIENDS and family gathered yesterday evening (September 21) to pay tribute to a teenager a year after she died in a car crash.
Jasmine Elkasmi, 16, of Carlton Avenue, Rose Green, died after the car she was a passenger in crashed on the A285 near Halnaker on September 21, 2013.
As well as Jasmine, two other teenagers suffered serious injuries in the crash.
Following her death, a number of Chinese lanterns were lit and released from next to the pier in Bognor Regis.
One year on, more than 100 people returned to the scene to send more lanterns into the air in memory of a ‘beautiful and intelligent girl, loved by so many’.
Earlier this year, 18-year-old Harry Smith, of Haleybridge Walk, Tangmere, who was 17 when it happened, was jailed for four years for causing death by dangerous driving after he lost control of the Vauxhall Corsa.
He had already been stopped earlier that night by police who warned him over his bad driving.
Writing on Twitter, Dudley Driscoll said: “Can’t believe it’s been a year already, Rest in Peace Jazz.”