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UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in Oamaru

Detective Senior Sergeant Rob Hanna:

Police are continuing to make inquiries into the tragic death of a 14-year-old girl who was hit by a car in Oamaru last night.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with failing to stop to ascertain injury in relation to the crash.

The man is believed to be the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash and will be appearing in Oamaru District Court at the next available hearing date.

As the investigation is ongoing Police are not ruling out the possibility that further charges may be laid in relation to the crash.

While the scene examination has been completed Police inquiries are ongoing and we continue to speak with witnesses of the crash which happened at around 10.40pm on Severn Street.

We would still like to hear from any drivers who may have been in the area at the time of the crash.

Specifically we would like to speak with the driver of a truck that was travelling north shortly before the crash.

Police offer their sympathies to the family of the young girl and we are continuing to provide them with support.

As the matter is now before the courts Police is unable to comment further.


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