Hunt to find ‘hit, run’ ute

Natasha Gadd’s mother, Charmaine (second from left) is comforted by family and friends at a makeshift memorial on Henry Lawson Drive on Monday afternoon.

Story appeared in: Torch | September 26th, 2017

THE mother of a 19-year-old hit and run victim, struck and killed at Milperra in the early hours of Sunday morning, has appealed for the driver to come forward.
Natasha Gadd was hit on Henry Lawson Drive about 4.30am by what has been described as a white Toyota ute with a refrigeration unit in the rear tray.
Natasha's mother, Charmaine, gathered with family and friends at a makeshift memorial on Henry Lawson Drive on Monday afternoon.
"I would say, do the right thing, and hand yourself in," she said.
"Ask yourself how you would feel in this situation.
"I'm feeling a mixture of emotions; anger, grief and confusion.
"Why wouldn't you stop after doing something like this?"
Police said the driver returned 10 minutes after the incident, and have released CCTV footage of a vehicle.
Detective Inspector Katie Orr from the Crash Investigation Unit, appealed for the driver of the vehicle to come forward.
"We urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or a utility in the area that matches the description, to come forward," she said.
"The smallest piece of information, even information that may seem trivial, could lead to a breakthrough in the investigation.
"To the driver of the car involved, I ask you to come forward and hand yourself in before we come knocking on your door."
The rising soccer star was hit after getting off a bus from the city, where she had been celebrating a friend's birthday.
She was walking the short distance home with friends.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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