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Court appearance after hit and run investigation

Court appearance after hit and run investigation

Police investigating the fatal hit and run crash on Great North Road in the early hours of yesterday morning have arrested and charged a 24 year-old Pt Chevalier construction worker with assault. He is due to appear in the Auckland District Court today.

The vehicle Police believe was involved in the fatal crash that left 30 year-old Avondale resident Uilisuni Ofa dead at the scene near Oakley Ave shortly after 1am, was recovered yesterday afternoon from a Pt Chevalier address and is undergoing forensic examination.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Nina Pederson of the Avondale CIB says Police still want to locate and speak with any passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash - possibly two or more - and encouraged them to contact Police.

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