Evandale woman Theressa Roberts remembered as having a 'heart of gold'

TRAGEDY: Tributes have poured in for Evandale woman Theressa Roberts who died after being hit by a car at Longford on Monday night. Picture: Facebook

TRAGEDY: Tributes have poured in for Evandale woman Theressa Roberts who died after being hit by a car at Longford on Monday night. Picture: Facebook

Family and friends of a woman killed at Longford have shared their memories of her online.

Theressa Roberts has been remembered as a “gorgeous” and “very kind” person after she was tragically hit by a car on Monday night.

The 26-year-old woman from Evandale died at the scene.

Since Tuesday night, people have taken to Facebook to share their heartbreak over the loss of a girl with a “heart of gold”.

“Words can't express how much I cried for your early [loss]. I will … miss you so much my dear [gorgeous] and very kind cousin … I love u [sic] so much my cousin,” a family member wrote.

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter, we love you Tress,” Abbygale Samson said in an online tribute to Ms Roberts.

Another friend, Carlie Warrener, described Ms Roberts as a “beautiful, kind hearted, talented girl” who had been “taken way too soon”.

Those words were echoed further by Karley Stagg who described her as a “beautiful soul taken far too soon”.

“I am truly heartbroken … you will be dearly missed,” she wrote.

Photos and videos of Ms Roberts flooded Facebook, with friends remembering her love of acting, dancing and “singing Christina Aguilera”.

“To one of the most enchanting, charismatic, beautiful, kind-hearted, talented souls I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, I'll be dancing for you my girl,” Haylee Martini wrote.

“I’ll never forget your out of this world vocal range sister.”

Investigations into Ms Roberts’ death are continuing, but police described it as a “traumatic event”.

Tasmania Police Inspector Scott Flude said the driver was “distraught” and was being provided with the appropriate support.

“There doesn’t appear to be any fault on the part of the driver at this stage,” he said.

Police said Ms Roberts was wearing dark clothing when she was walking along a rural road that had no street lighting or markings on the road.

Anyone who was driving on Woolmers Lane on Monday night or who may have seen a woman walking in the area has been asked to contact Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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