Baby snow leopard to be named after Welwyn Garden City hit-and-run victim

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 March 2016

Megan Brogan

Megan Brogan

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A baby snow leopard is to be named in memory of a young Welwyn Garden City woman mowed down by a hit-and-run drink driver.

Colin Hayden and Terry Moore with snow leopards from The Cat Survival Trust in WelwynColin Hayden and Terry Moore with snow leopards from The Cat Survival Trust in Welwyn

Megan Brogan, 27, was killed when Jake Mitchell crashed into her while she was in Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, visiting her dad, Ian Brogan.

Mitchell was jailed for five and a half years last month and given a five-year driving ban after admitting causing death by careless driving while over the limit and failing to stop.

Megan, who was working and living at the North Star pub in Welwyn at the time of her death, was a supporter of The Cat Survival Trust in Codicote Road, Welwyn.

Steve Wilson, who is married to Megan’s mum Lisa, said: “The Cat Survival Trust say they will name their next baby snow leopard after Megan.

Jake Mitchell was the drink driver who caused the death of Welwyn Garden City woman Megan BroganJake Mitchell was the drink driver who caused the death of Welwyn Garden City woman Megan Brogan

“Snowies [snow leopards] were her favourite.”

Mitchell, 25, of Ratcliffe Drive, Stoke Gifford, was behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra when he crashed into Megan in Hatchet Road on January 19, 2016.

Megan was crossing the road with her dad at the time.

Collision investigator Carl Derosa said: “Jake Mitchell’s cowardly and selfish actions following the collision with Megan further illustrate his complete disregard for anyone else.”

Donations to the Big Cat Survival Trust in Megan’s name have already topped £700.

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