Shocking New Details Into A Fatal Hit And Run At Oakleigh
New details have emerged following a fatal hit-and-run in Melbourne on Monday night.
The man responsible for the crash that killed a 53-year-old cardiac nurse, Lynda Hansen, is still on the run after the stolen Lexus that he was driving slammed into her Toyota Yaris at around 11pm.
The driver fled the scene on Warragul Road as witnesses attempted to revive Ms Hansen. Despite their efforts, she unfortunately died at the scene.
It has now been revealed that the man responsible has also been involved in another fatal car accident, but it is not yet known exactly when this crash occurred.
Police believe that the driver was under the influence of the drug ice during the time of the accident and that he has a history of car theft.
Meantime, the family of Ms Hansen have paid tribute to the woman they describe as a "compassionate cardiac nurse" who had recently received a promotion at the hospital.
"Lynda was dedicated to her spiritual life, enjoyed Yoga and sang in a gospel choir," a statement from the family read.
"She enjoyed overseas travel and loved to help people, especially her elderly mother.
"Lynda leave behind many shocked and devastated friends and family members."
The family also thanked those who attempted to help Ms Hansen at the scene and Victoria Police as they continue their investigation.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was captured on dashcam an hour before the fatal crash occurred, running through a red light on Dandenong Road.
Officers have also found a number of personal items in the Lexus that will assist them in their investigation.
The suspect is described as being 181cm tall, with an overweight build, aged in his 20s-30s and has a short afro.
Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Image from @james_oaten via twitter