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SUSLA community grieving after fatal car crash kills student

Jasmine Short and Nasasha Booker killed in car crash.

A local college community is grieving after a car crash claims the lives of two young women.

Southern University Shreveport student Jasmine Short was killed in a car wreck in the 4000 block of Hilry Huckaby Highway Friday.

“I just want her to be remembered for her smile, she had an amazing smile her personality,” said childhood friend LaPorcha Terrell.

“I miss her so much and I just really wish this wouldn’t have happened,” said Promise Harris, friend of Jasmine Short.

Police say Short was driving a Chevy Malibu northbound when she drove off the road and then ran into ongoing traffic, hitting an SUV. Short was pronounced dead on scene. Her friend and coworker Nasasha Booker was also riding in the car. The 20 year old was
taken to University Health where she later died. Her younger brother is
devastated.

“She was a sweet loving, outgoing person. She cared for everybody. She didn’t have to go just so soon,” said Devonte Booker, younger brother of Nasasha Booker.

Denise Jones, 44, was driving the SUV. Her son was in the passenger seat. She said she just passed the Circle K when saw a car coming at her as if it were making a left turn. She said she tried to avoid the car but it kept coming. Jones is out of the hospital; she said her son has undergone surgery for a broken arm. 

The crash remains under investigation and all families are praying for more answers.



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