The mother of a young Sydney woman who was killed in a hit and run has called the driver a “coward”.
Police are searching for a white ute, which hit and killed 19-year-old Natasha Gadd on Sunday about 5am at Henry Lawson Drive at Milperra in Sydney's west.
Officers believe the driver would have known they hit Natasha after losing a side-mirror.
Natasha’s mum Charmain Gadd is inconsolable and furious with the driver.
Natasha Gadd was killed on Sunday morning. Source: 7 News
Natasha's mum (left) is furious with the driver. Source: 7 News
“My baby’s never coming home,” she said.
“He left my baby for dead on the side of the road. He’s a coward, he or she, whoever it was.”
Natasha had been working two jobs and was looking forward to starting a third.
On Sunday police stopped traffic near the scene for friends and family to lay flowers.
Natasha was working two jobs and getting ready to start a third. Source: 7 News
The teen is being remembered as hardworking and a beautiful friend who made everyone laugh.
The 19-year-old was heading home after a night out with friends, walking home from a bus stop.
She is believed to have been struck by an older model white Toyota ute with a refrigeration unit in the rear tray, police say.
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Paramedics at the scene in Sydney's west on Sunday morning. Source: 7 News
Police have recovered this side mirror from the scene. Source: Twitter/ Natasha Squarey
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and have security pictures of the car speeding off.
Since Friday four other people have been killed in separate incidents on NSW roads, while a Central Coast Year 12 student was left with spinal injuries after a bus struck her on Friday.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.