Vic woman in court over fatal hit-run

Jacqueline Le

A Melbourne woman was driving while suspended when she allegedly hit an elderly man and left him for dead.

Anastasia Stacey Panourakis, 32, appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday charged with multiple offences over an Oakleigh East crash in December that killed Vincenzo Fata.

The Clayton resident has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, failing to stop and render assistance after an accident, driving while suspended, and careless driving.

It's alleged Panourakis drove off after she struck Mr Fata on Ferntree Gully Road on December 14.

He later died in hospital.

Panourakis was arrested and questioned by police on the day of the crash but was not charged until this week.

The 32-year-old surrendered her passport on Friday and has been banned from driving as part of her bail conditions.

She will return to court on July 6.