Inquiries continuing into death

NAMBUCCA Heads mother-of-five Louise Goldthorpe was on her way home with takeaway food when she was tragically killed last week.

The 44-year-old was walking on Short Street at Nambucca Heads at 5.45pm on Friday when she was struck by a westbound mini-van driven by a Nambucca Heads man, 63.

The driver, who was the sole occupant, stopped his vehicle and police and paramedics were called to the scene.

However, Ms Goldthorpe could not be revived.

Short Street was closed for three hours during the initial investigations.

Senior Constable Andrew Nelson from the Port Macquarie Accident Investigation Unit said it appeared the driver was not at fault and speed was not a factor.

The man has told police he did not see Ms Goldthorpe on the road before the collision.

Const Nelson said it was dark and overcast at the time and the street was dimly lit.

A post-mortem examination is due to be held in Taree today and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Const Nelson is continuing his inquiries into the cause of the smash and is urging any witnesses that have not yet come forward to contact him at Port Macquarie Police Station on 6583 0199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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