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NZ man in court over fatal Victoria hit-run

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 30/07/2016 Jacqueline Le

© File Image A New Zealand man has appeared in court accused of fatally striking a woman with a stolen car in Melbourne.

Nicholas Michael Davison, 22, appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with culpable driving causing death.

He also faces charges of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to render assistance, trespassing and theft.

Davison was allegedly behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed the 22-year-old NSW woman in West Melbourne at 2.15am on Saturday.

After the crash, the occupants fled and police were unable to find them despite a search.

It's alleged the car was stolen from Docklands not long before the incident.

Davison was not required to speak during a brief appearance and was remanded into custody until his next appearance.

Police have not released the crash victim's identity.

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