Friday, June 29, 2018,
On Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:40 a.m., Independence Division officers made contact with Jasmine Hillman and her boyfriend at Starz Mart, located at 8430 Monroe Rd. The officers made contact due to both subjects being at the store while the business was closed. Officers informed them that the store was closed and gave them information to the nearest store that was open. The manager of the business advised the officers and Jasmine Hillman that they needed to leave the property. Officers informed Jasmine Hillman and her boyfriend that they needed to leave the property and the boyfriend began to leave but Jasmine Hillman became argumentative with officers and began stepping into and out of the street. Jasmine Hillman eventually crossed Monroe Rd, north bound, but was struck by a blue 2010 Dodge Charger in the right hand lane of travel in the west bound lanes. The Dodge Charger did not stop or return to the crash scene. Jasmine Hillman was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the 2010 Dodge Charger was traveling west on Monroe Rd between 55-60 MPH. The Charger and driver were located at 7304 Pebblestone Drive by Independence Division Officers. The driver of the Dodge Challenger was identified as Nicholas Lee Grant. During the investigation, it was found that Nicholas Grant was impaired and in possession of marijuana. Speed and alcohol are factors in this crash. Nicholas Grant and his passenger were not injured in the crash. Nicholas Grant has been charged with Felony Hit and Run, Involuntary Manslaughter, DWI, and Possession of Marijuana. The pedestrian, Jasmine Hillman, was not in a crosswalk.
The Internal Affairs Bureau is reviewing the Body Worn Camera video and will conduct a separate internal investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Crum with the Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169.
Event # 20180629-0245-01
Location: 8400 Monroe Rd
Crash Type: Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash
Nicholas Lee Grant, BM, DOB: 02/12/1987 (No Injury)
2010 Dodge Challenger
Jasmine Denise Hillman, B/F, DOB: 02/15/1992 (Deceased)
Family notification has been made