The Sydney Morning Herald said Nassar was known for his work developing a Twitter feed for a popular Australian TV show called Q&A, among many other endeavors. The show’s executive director Tweeted about Nassar shortly after police announced the accident.
Nassar’s business partner, Andrea Horton, has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to support Nassar’s wife and three daughters. Many of Nassar’s contemporaries in Australian media and technology have expressed their grief on social media.
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Nassar and two of his daughters, ages 3 and 8, were struck by a pickup truck early Saturday morning, according to Nampa Police Department. Dispatch received a suspicious phone call reporting the hit-and-run at about 7:30 a.m. The call was later traced to Tristian Donovan Myers, 20, of Nampa, who police say admitted to hitting 43-year-old Nassar and fleeing the scene.
Myers was charged with leaving the scene of an injury crash, which is a felony. He is currently being held in Canyon County Jail pending an investigation. Authorities suspect alcohol was a factor in the case.
Nassar’s daughters were treated at a local hospital and released, NPD said.