The truck driver who was behind the wheel when a woman was hit and killed in western Sydney has been released without charge pending further police investigations.
Leonia Picone was killed following an accident at Cowpasture Rd, Wetherill Park on Wednesday morning after her sedan was allegedly involved in a minor collision with a truck.
Police said the 55-year-old was standing near the truck at the scene of the initial accident when the truck allegedly moved forward, striking her.
Just before the crash, Ms Picone was giving her teenage son a driving lesson.
Paramedics worked to revive her, however she died at the scene.
The 51-year-old truck driver was not injured and was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.
A crime scene was established and the incident will be examined by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.
NSW Police said on Thursday: “The man has been released pending further inquiries.”
Ms Picone’s son was uninjured in the accident but was treated for shock.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Jerome Carslake, Director of the National Road Safety Partnership Program, told Sunrise on Thursday that Ms Picone may have been in the truck driver’s blind spot.
“The driver’s sitting up high, they’re sitting away,” he said.
“And if you’re directly in front of a truck, the driver will not be able to see you.
“A lot of cars, people pull in front (trucks) and think they can (be seen).”