Detectives have released dashcam footage as they continue to investigate the death, and suspected homicide, of a Shoalhaven teenager in a hit and run at South Nowra last month.
Emergency services responded to Old Southern Road, South Nowra, about 3pm on Thursday 24 February 2022, after reports a man had been hit by a utility.
The utility failed to stop and continued travelling north towards Greenwell Point Road.
The injured 18-year-old man, Taj Hart, was assisted at the scene by passing motorists until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics.
He was taken to Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital but died a short time later.
Officers attached to South Coast Police District attended and established a crime scene.
With assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, established Strike Force Altos to investigate the man’s death.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives identified and seized a vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Triton utility, from a Currarong address.
It is undergoing forensic examination.
As inquiries continue to identify the driver and any occupants at the time, investigators have now released dashcam footage of the seized vehicle depicted driving in a northerly direction on Old Southern Road, South Nowra prior to the collision.
Detective Acting Inspector Adrian Alston from South Coast Police District says investigators are working hard and are seeking assistance from the public to locate the driver.
“We are appealing to the community to help us piece together the moments leading up to the young man’s death.
“I would urge the driver, any occupants, or anyone with information to come forward and assist us with our inquiries,” Detective Acting Inspector Alston said.
“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is important to investigators and may assist us in solving this matter.”
As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information or motorists with additional dashcam vision to contact Nowra Police on (02) 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Inquiries into the incident continue.
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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