This is such a sad tragedy that could have easily been avoided.
“A Bronx woman was in custody Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of her 17-year-old boyfriend as lethal payback for shattering her cell phone, police and family members said. Minutes after the couple quarreled at 1:30 a.m., the family of Frankie Hernandez found his broken body lying on Morris Ave. as Jasmine Diaz, 25, sped off in her SUV, police sources and the Hernandez family said. With Hernandez standing directly in front of the Lincoln Aviator, Diaz slammed on the gas, ran him down and took off, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Cops were investigating the death as a homicide. “I ran down to the street and it was too late,” said the victim’s devastated mother, Iris Hernandez. “His head was crushed. He wasn’t moving. There was blood everywhere.” Hernandez was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital. The troubled couple began dating about a year ago, and reportedly shared a volatile relationship. The dead teen’s brother, Cesar, said he heard screaming in the street while running outside to help his sibling. “I heard the rubber burning and saw her just drive off,” said Cesar Hernandez. “By the time I got to him, he was trying to talk, but just bubbles came out of his mouth.” Diaz abandoned her late model SUV near her mother’s apartment in the Fleetwood section of the Bronx, according to sources and family memberse”