7 Oct 2015

Eight-year-old boy fatally hit by car on SH5 named

10:18 am on 7 October 2015

An eight-year-old West Auckland boy who died after being hit by a car on State Highway 5 near Tirau in south Waikato has been named as Thomas Evans.

Police said he was with his father when their vehicle broke down yesterday afternoon and the father went across the road to get water for the radiator.

The boy initially stayed in the vehicle but decided a short time later to follow his father across the road and was hit.