A woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle on Nicklin Dr in Beaconsfield early Sunday morning.
A woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle on Nicklin Dr in Beaconsfield early Sunday morning. Heidi Petith

Woman takes car to police after fatal hit and run

UPDATE: A woman is tonight assisting police with inquiries into the death of a Beaconfield teen early this morning.

Nilly Mooney, 15, was killed when she was struck by a vehicle when she was walking along Nicklin Drive, at Beaconsfield about 3.20am.

She died at the scene.

Police tonight said a Mackay woman, 29, attended the Mackay Northern Beaches police station about 3pm with a vehicle.

Police in a statement said they believed the vehicle may have been involved in the incident.

The vehicle has been seized for further examination and the woman is assisting police with inquiries.
Police continue to appeal for anyone with further information or relevant dash-cam footage to contact police.

Nilly Mooney (front), 15, is being remembered as a “beloved cousin” and a “beautiful soul”. Picture: Supplied
Nilly Mooney (front), 15, is being remembered as a “beloved cousin” and a “beautiful soul”. Picture: Supplied

EARLIER: : A Beaconsfield woman who spoke with a young girl about 30 minutes before a fatal hit and run says she is devastated at the tragedy.

Mandy Death, who lives in Beaconsfield Estate opposite Nicklin Dr where a 15-year-old girl was killed about 3.20am Sunday, was on her way to work when she spoke with a teen girl.

Ms Death, a mother, said she was concerned it may be the same girl.

"I was leaving for work and I saw her walking at the end of the estate towards Beaconsfield Road," Ms Death said.

"When I got in my car and drove up to her, she sat down at the end of the estate.

"I thought this was really strange, she's a young girl at three o'clock in the morning.

Nilly Mooney, 15, was killed in a tragic hit and run north of Mackay. Picture: Supplied
Nilly Mooney, 15, was killed in a tragic hit and run north of Mackay. Picture: Supplied

"I pulled down my passenger window and asked if she needed any help and she said she's okay."

Police were unable to confirm if the girl Ms Death spoke to, and the victim of the hit and run, were the same person.

Ms Death said the girl she spoke to was wearing a pink backpack. She has reported the information to authorities.

Police are still searching for the driver behind the hit-and-run.

Police said initial investigations indicated the vehicle failed to stop, driving off in a westerly direction.

The girl died at the scene.

The vehicle involved is believed to have panel damage as a result of the incident.

 

INITIAL, 7.10AM: POLICE are searching for the driver of a car after a 15-year-old girl died in a hit and run in Beaconsfield this morning.

The teen was struck by a vehicle as she was walking along Nicklin Drive about 3:20am.

Police said initial investigations indicated the vehicle failed to stop, driving off in a westerly direction.

The girl died at the scene.

The vehicle involved is believed to have panel damage as a result of the incident.

Investigators are appealing for the driver of the vehicle or anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police.

Forensic crash investigators are also appealing for anyone who may have dash-cam vision to contact police.



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