A garbage truck driver who fatally hit a student, hid the body and drove off in Sydney’s CBD has been jailed for several years.
A Sydney garbage truck driver who fatally reversed a student before hiding the body and driving away has been jailed.
Tuiniua Fine, of Lakemba, was sentenced Friday by the NSW court to a maximum of five years and six months in prison.
He must serve at least three years and eight months before being eligible for parole.
George Yuhan Lin, 21, completed a double degree in law and economics after graduating with an HSC score of 99.85.
After Fine killed Mr. Lin on February 12, 2020, he hid the body in an alcove and fled.
Mr Lin’s body was discovered around 1:30 am on Central Street in Sydney’s CBD and Fine was identified as the driver through CCTV footage.
Mr. Lin’s mother previously told the court that she visited his grave every day and would do so for the rest of her life.
Fine pleaded guilty to dangerous driving which resulted in death, acting to disrupt the course of justice, and failing to stop and assist after a fatal collision.