Police are again appealing for information as they try to find out how a 15-year-old boy died on the side of a rural road in southern NSW, in what is believed to be a hit-and-run incident.
- Police believe teenager Braydon Worldon died when he was hit by a car on a rural road near Wagga Wagga.
- They are asking people to come forward with information that might identify the driver.
- An inquest into the 15-year-old’s death will begin on March 30
That teenager was Braydon Worldon from Wantabadgery, an inquest into his death will begin in Wagga Wagga on March 30.
His body was found by a passing motorist on the side of River Road, 40km east of Wagga, about 1.30am on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Braydon is thought to have been walking the short distance from his mother’s house in Wantabadgery to his grandfather’s home, between 9pm Tuesday evening and 1am Wednesday morning, when he died.
Due to the boy’s injuries, police believe he could have been hit by a heavy vehicle travelling along the road.
Riverina Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Adrian Telfer said police were seeking assistance from the public in relation to heavy vehicles which frequent River Road and other areas of Wantabadgery at night.
“We’re after any information on heavy vehicles who use this road in December 2018, it’s a fairly isolated roadway, we don’t believe it’s heavily used,” Detective Inspector Telfer said.
“Whether they were contracting at the time or whether they had heavy or rigid vehicles in this area, please come forward.”
Detective Inspector Telfer said police had been monitoring the road at night time to survey frequency of cars which travel along the narrow stretch of road.
“You see heavy vehicles, you see utilities, you see sedans, the same as you see in the city but a lot less frequent.”
Police are hopeful they will be able to provide Braydon’s family with some answers at the coronial inquest into his death, which will be heard at Wagga Wagga Coroner’s Court on March 30.
Detective Inspector Telfer said Braydon’s mother Crystal and the rest of his family were “extremely traumatised at his passing and the manner in which his passing occurred”.