Lancashire police working to piece together student’s last movements

TRAGIC: The scene of the collision and, inset, Milda Okunyte

TRAGIC: The scene of the collision and, inset, Milda Okunyte

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Police are working to piece together the last movements of a student killed in a suspected hit-and-run.

The victim has now been formally identified as Milda Okunyte, 20, from Lithuania.

She was living in Preston while studying at the University of Central Lancashire.

Today Steve Wilkin, course leader in illustration, said: “Staff and students at UCLan were deeply shocked and saddened to hear about their friend Milda Okunyte’s tragic death.

“Milda was a very talented artist with amazing potential. She was a warm and friendly member of the illustration course who was universally loved by her fellow students and lecturers.

“In a very short time she had established herself as a total one-off creative who engaged everyone she met. She will be truly missed by her friends on the course and the wider creative community in Preston who have lost a real talent.

“I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Milda’s family in Lithuania, we are so sorry to lose her.”