Oakey hit and run victim 47yo Trudy Wright Dodd remembered in tributes

Oakey woman Trudy Wright Dodd has been remembered as a “beautiful soul” with a “smile that would light any room” after she died in an alleged hit and run.

Ms Dodd’s body was found on the side of 4AK Road in the town, north-west of Toowoomba, on Saturday morning.

Investigators believed she was struck by a car sometime between midnight and 8am.

A tip off from a member of the public led police to the vehicle suspected to be involved in the incident.

The driver was assisting police with their inquiries and police were yet to lay any changes.

Ms Dodd’s work colleagues remembered the 47-year-old for her generosity.

She worked at Distributors TCW, a confection wholesaler in Toowoomba, and was recently recognized for more than five years’ service with the company.

“Trudy Wright Dodd, my good work colleague, supervisor and friend, you were and always will be in my thoughts,” Rodney Bugeja wrote on social media.

“Thank you for all your generosity and understanding toward me whilst I worked at TCW, you were an absolute pleasure to work under.”

A police officer on a road in Oakey
A police officer at the site of the suspected hit and run which resulted in the death of Ms Dodd near Oakey.(ABC News: Lucas Hill)

Another colleague said Ms Dodd was “nothing but a beautiful soul” and she had a “smile that would light any room”.

Ms Dodd was also a longtime supporter of the local Oakey Bears rugby league club.

“Our football community has been rocked by this tragedy,” the club said in a statement.

“The Oakey Bears Senior RLFC are shocked and deeply saddened by news we have lost one of our great longtime supporters Trudy Dodd.”

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing to investigate Ms Dodd’s death.

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