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Death following Hit and Run tragedy

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Friends have gathered to pay their respects to a talented illustration student who sadly died in a suspected hit and run on Tuesday.

Image of Milda OkunyteMilda Okunyte, 20, was from Lithuania and studying at UCLAN.

On Sunday evening a weekly musical event at The Beautiful Planet cafe in Friargate was dedicated to the memory of Milda.

She was a cafe regular visitor and developed a strong bond with many who attended the weekly Hemp Redemption night.

Sunday’s event was headlined as “In Memory of Magical Milda” and all money is being raised to help fly Milda’s family to Preston from Lithuania.

Katie Ryan of Preston band Mobious Loop offered her help to organise the night and said there was a constant memorial to Milda in the cafe for friends to leave memories and tributes to their beloved friend.