The family and friends of Aaron Brown Derrimut, age 27, are devastated by his tragic death. Brown was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday morning.
Aaron Brown Derrimut
Around 3:50am, Brown was found dead in the middle of Boundary Road. Police believe he was trying to cross the road when he was struck by a car. The driver did not stop, instead dumping the car nearby and fleeing the scene.
Brown's sister Kaela said the family is struggling to understand why he was out walking so late. Brown had autism and was described as a kind-hearted person.
Detective Alexander said leaving the scene of an accident where someone has died is "heartless and cowardly." He urged the driver responsible to come forward to the police and tell their side of the story.
Police are still investigating the exact details surrounding the fatal collision. They do not yet know why Brown was crossing the road late at night.
Investigators asked residents in the area to check security camera or dashboard camera footage from around 3:30-3:50am for additional information.
The police and Brown's grieving family hope anyone with knowledge of what transpired will come forward. They want to understand what happened to Aaron Brown and seek justice.
Police Detective Chris Alexander called for the driver responsible to come forward and provide their account of what happened. The family hopes anyone with information about the accident will contact authorities. They want closure and justice for Aaron Brown's untimely passing.