DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Dallas Police Department has located and arrested a woman who they say struck a 12-year-old with her car and fled the scene Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:30 p.m. July 6, 26-year-old Jastasia King was traveling westbound W. Ledbetter Drive, approaching the intersection of Vista Wood Boulevard while a youth football team was at the intersection collecting donations from passing motorists.

Jastasia King mugshot (Photo credit: Dallas Police Department)

Ricky Tave, 12, stepped off the north curb and ran south across W. Ledbetter — not on the cross walk — and was struck by the King’s 2002 Nissan.

King stopped after the collision, but got back in her vehicle and attempted to leave, police said.

Witnesses attempted to detain her before Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived but she had already left the location.

Tave was transported to a children’s hospital and was later pronounced dead.

King is charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

Comments (5)
  1. Alicia S. Orosco says:

    I AM NOT CONDONING WHAT SHE DID BUT THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE BRING ALL THESE KIDS OUT ON BUST INTERSECTIONS TO COLLET MONEY. I’VE SEEN VER SMALL CHILDREN RUNNING UP AND DOWN AND IT SCARES ME DRIVING PAST THEM.

    1. Jeff Drake says:

      I agree. He should not have been out in the street, especially a busy street. If this was an organized fund raiser, then the youth football team is responsible for the poor decision to have them collecting out in the street. If it was not officially organized/sponsored by the team, then it was just a bunch of kids out in traffic panhandling. Granted, that still does not make it OK to hit a kid. As for the charge, I’m going to agree with her attorney. I’m sure crowd was gathering and that they were very much angry with her. The key is, what did she do after fleeing the scene for and safe. Did she call the police to report accident, or did she try to get away and pretend it didn’t happen?

  2. ShT happens, but this article posted the mugshot of some young man by mistake.
    Very confusing.

    1. Darlene Ann Krug says:

      Mr. Wall – This is the correct photo. Did a search and every photo from other reports and Facebook all show that this is Jastasia shown here.

  3. John Paulo says:

    Is the not The King’s car, it is King’s car. She is not the King of Dallas, although she thinks she is.