Mitchell Voysey.
Mitchell Voysey.

Tragic dash for safety

A FORMER Grafton teenager has died tragically after being hit by a car in a freak accident at Port Macquarie on Friday night.

Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Voysey was walking east on Lake Road, Port Macquarie, with three friends about 11.35pm when they were approached by four men in a red Toyota Corolla.

The driver of the Corolla allegedly stopped the car near the group and with his three male passengers approached the group and an altercation took place.

During the altercation, the teen was allegedly chased across Lake Road, where he was struck by a white Subaru Outback driven by a 29-year-old Port Macquarie man.

The teen was rushed by ambulance to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle with serious injuries but his life support was turned off 11pm Saturday.

His 20-year-old friend was king hit during the incident and airlifted to St George Hospital in a serious condition. Four males from Herrons Creek and Port Macquarie will face charges, including manslaughter, in court today after being arrested at the weekend.

Mitchell’s sister, Leanne Boyd, said Mitchell was keen on rugby league and had played with Grafton and South Grafton, where his father, Darryl, coached.

He moved to Port Macquarie three years ago with family and was in his third year of a butcher’s apprenticeship, which he loved.

“Mitchell will be sadly missed as he was much loved by all his family and friends,” Leanne said.

“He lived life to the full and loved spending time with family and friends, fishing and playing golf, especially with his mate, Travis.

“He had a real soft spot for his dog, Beau, and was best mates with his brother, Shane.”

His funeral will be held in Port Macquarie at a date to be announced.

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