Police Release Photo Of Oakleigh Hit And Run Suspect

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Police Release Photo Of Oakleigh Hit And Run Suspect

Police have released a photo of a hit-and-run driver who killed a cardiac nurse in Melbourne on Monday night. 

Lynda Hansen after a stolen Lexus crashed into her car at Oakleigh, with the driver of the stolen car fleeing while nearby residents performed CPR on the nurse.

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Witnesses to the crash are being urged to come forward to help identify the driver, who is described as 181cm tall, with a solid build, aged in his 20s to 30s and with short dark thick hair.

He was wearing long shorts, runners and a dark T-shirt.

Ms Hansen's family said the beloved 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.

"She enjoyed overseas travel and loved to help people, especially her elderly mother."

The compassionate woman was dedicated to her spiritual life, enjoyed yoga and sang in a gospel choir, her family said.

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