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Man charged over fatal hit-and-run that killed Melbourne nurse Lynda Hansen

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Ms Hansen's family said they were shocked and devastated by her death. © Provided by ABC News Ms Hansen's family said they were shocked and devastated by her death. A 20-year-old man has been charged following a fatal hit and run that killed a Melbourne nurse, Victorian police have confirmed.

The 20-year-old was arrested at an address in Fulton Road in Blackburn South on Thursday evening.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives say he has been charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, fail to stop after collision with a fatality, fail to render assistance after fatal collision, theft of motor vehicle and drive whilst disqualified.

Ms Hansen initially survived the crash but died despite the best efforts of nearby residents who came to her aid.

She was remembered by her family as a compassionate and caring woman who worked as a cardiac nurse.

Car involved in fatal crash taken away on tow truck. © James Oaten/ABC News Car involved in fatal crash taken away on tow truck. She was about to start a new job at a large private hospital.

They said Ms Hansen led a "dedicated spiritual life", loved yoga, sang in a gospel choir and enjoyed overseas travel and caring for her elderly mother.

The man will be presented before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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