Garbage truck driver Tuiniua Fine jailed after fatal hit-run of student

By perthnow.com.au.

A Sydney garbage truck driver who fatally reversed over a student before hiding the body and driving away has been jailed.

Tuiniua Fine, of Lakemba, was sentenced to a maximum of five years and six months in jail by the NSW District Court on Friday.

He must serve at least three years and eight months before becoming eligible for parole.

George Yuhan Lin, 21, was studying 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.

George Yuhan Lin died at the age of 21 after he was hit by a garbage truck.
George Yuhan Lin died at the age of 21 after he was hit by a garbage truck. Credit: Supplied

Mr Lin’s body was discovered about 1.30am 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 she visited his grave every day and would do so for the rest of her life.

Fine pleaded guilty to dangerous driving occasioning death, doing an act to pervert the course of justice, and failing to stop and assist after a fatal collision.

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