Family of grandmother killed in alleged hit-and-run share moving message: ‘She will not be a faceless victim’
- Family don’t want woman to be ‘faceless victim’
- Caroline died in hospital on Saturday
The family of a grandmother killed in an alleged hit-and-run has revealed her identity in hopes she will not become a ‘faceless victim’.
Caroline, 53, died in hospital on Saturday following a two-car collision at Point Cook, in Melbourne’s south-west, on at 11pm on Friday.
Her identity remained unknown for several days before her family came forward on Monday to share a powerful message.
The family of grandmother Caroline (pictured) killed in alleged hit-and-run has shared a heartbreaking message about the beloved woman
Caroline is pictured with her twin granddaughters Evah and Indie, whom she loved
‘We don’t want her to be a faceless victim in a weekend that is so horrific. Her name is Caroline,’ the family said in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.
‘She was the most beautiful, kind hearted women who had so much love for everyone and she touched so many people lives as a carer and healer.’
The family added Caroline ‘loved her twin granddaughters Evah and Indie’.
‘They were her absolute world … Everyone is so heartbroken,’ the family said.
Police said Caroline’s Volkswagen Golf collided with a Holden Commodore that allegedly ran a red light.
The other driver allegedly fled on foot while a passenger stayed behind.
Neither person in the Holden was injured in the incident.
Officers arrested a man, 25, at a Point Cook address a short time later and charged him with several offences.
Negligently causing serious injury, failing to stop and render assistance and other traffic offences were among the charges.
Caroline worked in the field of alternative therapy for more than 25 years, specialising in psychic readings, crystal therapy and holistic counselling.
The driver of the Holden and his passenger were uninjured in the collision (pictured)
The woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the collision on Friday night
She had worked with clients across Australia and also internationally.
A friend shared an emotional tribute on Sunday after learning of the crash.
‘Caroline, you are one of a kind and one of the best, I am lost for words, your certainly going to be missed by us all,’ they wrote.
Investigators are asking anyone that was travelling along Dunnings Road before the collision and saw the purple Holden Commodore to come forward.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, has dashcam footage or any other information that could assist investigators should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.