A man has been charged over the fatal hit-and-run of a teenage girl in Sydney’s west at the weekend.
Natasha Gadd, 19, died after being struck by a white ute while walking home with friends on Henry Lawson Drive in Milperra early on Sunday.
Police said the driver of the vehicle, described as white ute with a refrigeration unit in the rear tray, failed to stop.
Friends and police had spent the past three days urging the ‘cowardly’ driver to come forward.
Natasha Gadd died after being struck by a white ute while walking with friends on Sunday
NSW Police on Monday released CCTV footage of the ute near driving near the crash site about 11 minutes after Ms Gadd was hit.
A rear view mirror that broke off the vehicle was recovered from the scene by police.
Police seized a vehicle, a Toyota HiLux, at a factory in St Peters on Tuesday night and arrested a 35-year-old suspended driver at a home in Old Guildford.
He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death, negligent driving occasioning death, and drive whilst licence suspended.
The man was refused bail and will face Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday.
NSW Police on Monday released CCTV footage of the ute near driving near the crash site about 11 minutes after Ms Gadd was hit
The ute, which reportedly lost its side mirror in the collision, was seen leaving the crash scene
Meanwhile, a fundraising campaign for the family was started online, raising more than $7600 by Monday morning.
‘For anyone that had the privilege to know Natasha is truly blessed, however, now we are left with a hole we will never be able to fill and a smile we will never be able to replace,’ the organiser wrote online.
Ms Gadd’s friend, Vienna Fairhurst, joined others online in the outpouring of sorrow and disbelief.
‘I cannot come to terms with this Tash,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘You didn’t deserve this, but God only takes the best. Rest in Love My Girl.’
Meanwhile, a fundraising campaign for the Natasha’s (pictured) family was started online
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