Charges over fatal Melbourne hit-and-run

A Melbourne man accused of crashing a stolen car into another vehicle, killing a nurse, and then running off, has been charged.

 

Sebastian Kennett, 20, had been dodging police since a crash at Oakleigh on Monday which killed cardiac nurse Lynda Hansen.

He was arrested on Thursday evening at a Blackburn South property.

Sebastian Kennett was arrested over the incident. Source: Victoria Police

The man has been charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, failure to stop after a collision with a fatality, failure to render assistance after a fatal collision, theft of a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified.

He will face Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Lynda Hansen died after an alleged hit and run. Source: Victoria Police

Ms Hansen's family said the 53-year-old was a 'very caring and family orientated' person.

"Lynda leaves behind many shocked and devastated friends and family members," the family said in a statement on Tuesday.

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