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The “best of the best.”

That’s how some who knew Jazmyn Jeppson, 21, remembered the recently returned missionary on Tuesday, a day after she was broadsided and killed on Parrish Lane in Centerville by a man who police say was trying to get away after carjacking two vehicles.

“She is pure gold. She is as sweet and as pure as they come. There is no better,” Jeff Ostler, Jeppson’s LDS stake president, said Tuesday. “She’s a special, special woman that we can all use as an example in our lives.”

Jeppson graduated from Davis High School and attended BYU-Idaho before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Houston, Texas. She returned on Dec. 16.

The Farmington woman began working at the reception desk of Stout Building Contractors in Centerville in January. She was driving home from work on Monday when she was hit and killed by a vehicle driven by Anthony Santos Cruz, 28, of Bountiful, that slammed into her, according to police.

Cruz remained hospitalized Tuesday. Kaysville Police Lt. Kenton Pies declined Tuesday to release Cruz’s condition, noting only that he was expected to survive.

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