Woman dies in hit-and-run car crash

A WOMAN has died after being involved in a hit-and-run in the suburb of Prestons, Sydney last night.

The accident that claimed the life of a 57-year-old woman happened at about 9pm last night (Sunday 21 December).

It is alleged the driver of the vehicle that ran a red light, a 20-year-old male, tried to flee the scene at the corner of Bernera Road and Wroxham Street, however was soon found hiding in the backyard of a home in Rockton Place.


He was taken to hospital and remains under police guard.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.