UPDATE: Police in Brisbane have seized a car linked to fatal hit-and-run that killed a young woman celebrating her 20th birthday.
Ashleigh Humphrys was walking home from her birthday celebrations when she was struck by a car near the Toowong roundabout early on Sunday morning.
“We’ve seized a vehicle, which is currently undergoing scientific investigation,” a police spokesperson said.
“The owner is assisting police with their inquiry.”
CCTV footage had shown a dark sedan mounting the footpath before swerving back onto the road, but police would not confirm if it was the same vehicle.
Previously we reported:
Ashleigh Humphrys was celebrating her 20th birthday on Saturday night.
It should have been a night of joy and laughter – a milestone marking the beginning of a long and happy adulthood.
But it ended in tragedy – and police are now hunting the driver of a car that took her life.
Nine News reports that Ashleigh Humphreys was hit by a dark coloured sedan just before 4am while walking along the Western Freeway at Toowong.
It is reported that she had been seen arguing with a friend near a service station and made the fateful decision to walk home alone.
Sadly a security guard had approached her concerned about her welfare as she seemed inebriated and was on the phone to police when she was struck.
“(He believed) she was either a danger to herself or to other road users. So while he’s on the phone talking to police and driving around trying to locate her exact location the driver found her deceased on the roadway,” Inspector Rob Graham said last night in a media conference.