Loved ones gather to honor woman killed in hit-and-run

BATON ROUGE, La. — Over 100 loved ones gathered at Longfellow Park with pink balloons Monday evening to honor Breunkia Collins as they continue to seek justice after she was killed in a hit-and-run crash on March 12.

Collins was crossing the street to meet some friends near the 5700 block of South Sherwood Forest Blvd when a car hit her and drove off around 8:45 p.m.

She was transported to a local hospital, but she died the following morning.

One day after Collins’ mother spoke with Unfiltered With Kiran pleading with the alleged driver to confess, Jacob Knazs turned himself in and was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on felony hit-and-run.

Knazs bonded out the following day.

Collins had aspirations of becoming a defense attorney to provide help for people in her community before her life was cut short.

“We thank y’all for honoring Breunkia’s life,” one loved one said at Monday’s event. “We ask that y’all remember her from the smile on her face, from her personality from the love she gave, the support that she gave. We ask that y’all keep her name alive.”

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