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Mother of teen killed in crash wants justice

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Jashunda Reed, 18, was arrested and charged with failure to yield resulting in serious injury/death, financial responsibility, not having a driver's license, and reckless driving. Jashunda Reed, 18, was arrested and charged with failure to yield resulting in serious injury/death, financial responsibility, not having a driver's license, and reckless driving.
It has been one month since 17-year-old Laquisha Lipsey was killed in a crash near Mitchell High School. It has been one month since 17-year-old Laquisha Lipsey was killed in a crash near Mitchell High School.
The crash happened on Weaver Road, just north of Levi Road after Laquisha, Jashunda, and another girl left the school's campus for lunch. The crash happened on Weaver Road, just north of Levi Road after Laquisha, Jashunda, and another girl left the school's campus for lunch.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - It has been one month since 17-year-old Laquisha Lipsey was killed in a crash near Mitchell High School.

Jashunda Reed, 18, was arrested and charged with failure to yield resulting in serious injury/death, financial responsibility, not having a driver's license, and reckless driving. But the victim's mother does not think the charges fit the crime.

The crash happened on Weaver Road, just north of Levi Road after Laquisha, Jashunda, and another girl left the school's campus for lunch. Lipsey's mother says after the crash, her daughter was left at the scene when Reed and the other passenger ran away.

"Ain't no telling how long my daughter was sitting there in the car by herself," said Martrina Lipsey, Laquisha's mother.

Martrina says the two girls came back to the scene after someone spotted them down the street. The police affidavit and report do not say anything about the girls leaving the scene of the accident.

The Shelby County District Attorney's Office says the case is still open and pending in court. In a statement, the DA's office said, "We cannot confirm or deny any potential evidence, nor can we confirm or deny the existence or results of any tests ordered or performed by investigators in the Memphis Police Department's special traffic investigation."

"I'm hoping for the right punishment she's supposed to have," said Martrina.

Reed is out on a $100 bond.

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