11 Mar 2016

Police still searching for driver who fled fatal crash

4:14 pm on 11 March 2016

Police are still looking for the driver of a car who fled after a crash that killed a hitch-hiking passenger in Hawke's Bay .

The car appears to have rolled into a roadside ditch on State Highway Two, south of Hastings, about 3am yesterday morning.

It appeared the driver took no evasive action to avoid the crash, so it was likely he or she fell asleep, or was distracted.

Police have had several leads and want to question the driver as soon as possible