23 Aug 2013

Hit and run victim's last moments traced

9:32 pm on 23 August 2013

Police investigating the death of a man hit by a car on a Rotorua highway are tracing his last movements.

Israel Jack, 20, died between 4.20am and 4.30am on Sunday on Te Ngae Road. He had been socialising in town before walking along the road, which is part of State Highway 30.

Senior Sergeant Brendon Keenan said they were particularly interested in the area between the Te Ngae shopping centre, at the intersection of Te Ngae Road and Owhata Road, and where Mr Jack was discovered, between Pohutukawa Drive and Robinson Avenue.

He said Mr Jack was 1.72m tall, of athletic build and wearing a black t-shirt with LOWE in large white script across the front.

Anyone with information should contact the Rotorua police.