“Munchie [as Sasha Gaye is called] liked dancing more than anything,” she stated. “She was a brilliant girl fi har age,. Mi know seh the way how she love dancing, in the future she would a be one of Jamaica’s next dancing star.”
Reports are that shortly after 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Whitely and her 4 children were on their way again from a beach, located along Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, in Montego Bay. On reaching the east-bound lane that separates the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard and Howard Cooke Boulevard, a motorist stopped with the intention to permit the family of 5 to cross the roadway. However, a white Nissan Note motorized vehicle sped around the car that stopped and mowed down Sasha Gaye and her 10-year-old sister, Hanesea.
After discovering that he had knocked down the 2 juveniles, the driver reportedly came to a halt, and a male passenger who was travelling in the front of the car, jumped out. A frightened Whitley and dozens of commuters began to scream at the driver, indicating that the child was still underneath the car.
The driver reportedly ordered the passenger back into the car and sped away, dragging Sasha Gaye for a number of metres.
“I have 5 children, Munchie is my baby and she is my everything. Everyday she would amuse all a wi with some big people question, and with her dancing,“ the mother stated.
Whitely has 5 children, her eldest being 17-year-old Jari Tomlinson; Hanesea, is now in hospital after being critically injured in the hit-and-run; Shanesa Palmer, eight; Taeshawn Palmer, seven, and the baby Sasha Gaye.
“Munchie help keep all a wi together. Everybody love har and amused by her dancing. Mi not working now, but mi two sisters them live overseas and them and mi aunty who live next door help mi fi tek care a them, and fi guarantee seh them have a happy dwelling,” the mom related.
Beverly Drummond, grand aunt of the dead toddler, stated that she too remembered Munchie as a dancing star.
“Mi never si a little pickney so promising and love to dance so much,” the aunt said. “Sometimes when yuh down, Munchie would just come in front a yuh and just bright up your day with har dancing.”
“The police them seh them launch manhunt fi the driver, however mi a beg him fi mek things easy fi all a wi and turn himself over to the police,” Drummond stated.
In the meantime, one senior policeman yesterday stated investigators anticipate to make an early breakthrough in the case. He stated that they’ve traced the ownership of the car to a male who resides in Yallahs, St Thomas.
Source: The Jamaica Star