Dad, 44, accused of murdering teenage daughter with car: 'Awful'

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A dad has been charged with the murder of his teenage daughter after she was struck by a car on Sunday night.

Lauren Malt, 19, died after she was run down in a quiet cul-de-sac in Norfolk, in the UK.

Her dad, Nigel Malt, was allegedly behind the wheel at the time and rushed his daughter to hospital, where she later died and he was arrested, The Sun reports.

Lauren Malt, 19, who died on Sunday. Source: Facebook
Lauren Malt, 19, died after she was run down in a quiet cul-de-sac. Her dad has been charged with murder. Source: Facebook

The 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder, causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and was charged over the deadly accident at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The publication said Malt limped into the court and only spoke to confirm details like his name and address.

Police rushed to Leete Way around 7:30pm on Sunday after receiving reports of a disturbance and a woman being hit by a car, the Evening Standard reports.

Ms Malt died from chest and abdominal injuries, a post mortem examination found.

The street where the teen was hit by a car. Source: ITV News
Police rushed Leete Way around 7:30pm on Sunday after receiving reports of a disturbance. Source: ITV News

Grieving friends and family mourn 'wonderful' teen

Devastated friends and family members have paid tribute to the young woman, who they say “truly was one of a kind”.

“My beautiful granddaughter is going to be missed. Just trying to not cry, it is awful,” the teen’s grandmother Sheila Ruddell wrote on social media, ITV News reports.

“Such a wonderful, caring young person taken from us too soon. My heart goes to her family,” a friend said.

Ms Malt smiling in a selfie. Source: Facebook
Ms Malt’s self-proclaimed best friend said the pair “had so many plans”. Source: Facebook

Ms Malt’s self-proclaimed best friend said the pair “had so many plans”.

“I will miss you every waking moment my love,” Kaiya-j Eglen added.

Friends have organised a vigil for February 5 to honour the 19-year-old.

“Let’s all gather together and spend the time to remember Lauren’s life,” they wrote on Facebook.

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