Police arrest suspect of fatal Oakleigh hit and run

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A female motorist was killed in Melbourne after a horrific hit and run incident.


An arrest has been made in the hit-and-run case that resulted in the death of 53-year-old Lynda Hansen. 

According to reports, suspect Sebastian Kennett and who other unnamed men were taken into custody by Melbourne police officers after a warrant for Kennett's arrest was given on Wednesday. 

"All three males are currently being interviewed by police and no charges have been laid at this stage," officers have revealed.


There has been an update to the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a Melbourne woman on October 9th. 

According to reports, the driver of the stolen Lexus that caused the horrific crash is still on the run. It is believed that the man has been involved in a fatal hit-and-run case in the past and police have stated that they believe he was under the influence of ice at the time of the accident. 

The victim of the fatal crash has been identified as 53-year-old Lynda Hansen, a Melbourne cardiac nurse. 


A woman has been killed after a stolen Lexus slammed into her car in Melbourne.

Authorities were called to the intersection of Warrigal and Barkly St in Oakleigh where the incident unfolded around 11 last night.

It was reported the north-bound Lexus smashed into a Toyota.

The female motorist was killed at the scene.

Speaking with 9News, a Victoria Police spokesman said -   

"The circumstances of this crash are quite devastating.

"At this stage we haven't been able to notify her next-of-kin."

The driver of the Lexus fled on foot - he was last seen heading north on Warrigal Road.

He’s been described as 181cm tall with a solid build and aged in his 20s or 30s.

He was wearing shorts, sneakers and a dark T-shirt when seen last.

Police believe the Lexus was seen earlier in the Chadstone area.

Warrigal Road has been closed in both directions between Princes Highway and North Road.

VicRoads have released a statement saying they are working on reopening the road ASAP - in the meantime, drivers are being urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

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