Devastated family of cyclist, 60, who allegedly died and left to die, demands ‘justice’ for the former headmaster – as a driver is accused
- Deborah Locco, 60, hit and hit her bike in Melbourne on Sunday
- Christopher Hyslop, 35, is said to be driving the car the teacher killed
- Hyslop is said to have dumped the car and fled the scene, causing Mrs. Locco to die
- At that time, Ms Locco was wearing reflective clothing and riding the bicycle line
A man has been charged after allegedly beating and killing a grandmother and former director before driving off and dumping his car.
60-year-old Deborah Locco died on Sunday at around 5:30 pm while cycling on Beach Road in Melbourne’s affluent suburb of Beaumaris.
Mrs. Locco, director of The South Oakleigh College, wore reflective clothing at the time and cycled on the bike path.
Christopher Hyslop, 35, was arrested and charged with driving guilty, driving dangerously with death, not stopping and not providing assistance, on Monday night.
It is believed that Hyslop fled the scene after the alleged hit and run and dumped his Holden Commodore in a nearby suburb.
Deborah Locco, 60, was killed and killed while cycling in Beaumaris, Melbourne on Sunday
The two female passengers who were in Hyslop’s car at the time went to the police and assisted them with their investigation, Nine news reported.
Ms Locco’s brother-in-law, John Locco, said it was a “devastating” loss.
“She was easy to meet, talented and good at everything she did,” said Locco.
“She was beautiful.
“It is a reckless loss of life. I hope that the legal system is heard loud and clear on this. ‘
Detective Sergeant Mark Amos, Detective of the Major Collision Investigation Unit, said he was unable to “look around” why the driver would flee the scene.
Ms Locco cycled on Beach Road regularly, leaving three children behind.
Since then, tributes have come in for the beloved director who lost her husband four years earlier.
Ms. Locco’s brother-in-law, John Locco, (photo) said it was a “devastating” loss
The current director of South Oakleigh College, Helen Koziaris, said she was an important part of the school.
“She was not only a professional colleague, but also a friend of everyone who has shaped and stimulated educational changes and supported employees, students and parents in their daily lives,” she said.
“Our deepest condolences are going to Debbie’s family right now. Our thoughts, love and strength are with them, she will be greatly missed, but always remembered. ‘
“Debbie was a passionate educator, a fearless child advocate, and a wonderful colleague and friend. Hers is a huge loss to education in Victoria, and to her family and many friends and colleagues, ”said another colleague.
Hyslop was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday but did not show up as he is awaiting test results for a family member for COVID-19, The age reported.
He will be held in custody and will appear again in court on September 29.
Christopher Hyslop, 35, who was reportedly behind the wheel allegedly fled the scene and dumped his car