Levin pedestrian named
Levin Police can now release
the name of the woman who died after she was hit by a light
truck in the Levin Township yesterday.
She was Jennifer
Frances Harding, aged 74, of Levin.
"The Levin Police
assisted by the Serious Crash Unit is continuing to
investigate the crash.
"Inquiries are ongoing and it is
too early to determine whether any potential charges will be
laid," says Senior Sergeant Sarn Paroli, officer in charge
of the Levin Station.
No further information is available
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