Investigation continues into 2018 fatal hit and run at Wagga Wagga

Detectives are re-appealing for information from the public that may assist in identifying the driver of a vehicle that hit and killed a 15-year-old boy in the state’s south west two years ago.

About 1.30am on Wednesday 19 December 2018, emergency services were called to River Road, Wantabadgery, about 40km east of Wagga Wagga, after a passing motorist saw a body on the road.

The driver stopped to render assistance and discovered it was the body of a teenage boy.

The body has since been identified as 15-year-old Braydon Worldon from Wantabadgery.

Strike Force Dunstable was established by detectives from Riverina Police District to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The teen was last seen alive during the evening of Tuesday 18 December 2018 and police believe he may have been hit by a heavy vehicle, fitted with a bull bar, travelling along River Road. Braydon was believed to be on foot and walking near his grandfather’s house.

Police are seeking any information from the public in relation to heavy vehicles that use River Road, Wantabadgery as well as those that may have been in the Wantabadgery area on the night of the incident (Tuesday 18 December 2018).

Riverina Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Adrian Telfer, said police are leaving no stone unturned.

“We are continuing to follow up on information provided by the public as well as our own avenues of investigation,” Detective Inspector Telfer said.

“We want to be able to provide answers to Braydon’s mother, Crystal, and the rest of his family regarding the circumstances of Braydon’s death.

“Any information that can be provided by the public is invaluable.”

A Coroner’s Inquest into the circumstances surrounding Braydon’s death has been listed for hearing at Wagga Wagga Coroners Court on Tuesday 30 March 2021.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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