BREAKING NEWS: Taupō hit-and-run driver commits suicide; leaves message behind

The driver in the center of the hit-and-run on Richmond Ave has committed suicide.

The driver, who has been identified as 36 year old Percy Stevenson, took his life on Mid morning Wednesday.

“I’m sorry”, Percy said in a note left behind.

Supriya Tikaram​, the adored and “outgoing” Taupō woman who was struck by the ute while walking, is yet to wake from an induced coma.

Supriya Tikaram​ was flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition on Friday night after the hit-and-run on Richmond Ave.

This is breaking news. To be updated soon.