11 Dec 2018

Charges laid over fatal hit-and-run in Christchurch

2:33 pm on 11 December 2018

A 55-year-old woman has been charged in relation to a fatal hit-and-run in Christchurch in July.

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Police say the charge follows extensive enquiries. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The woman, 55, has been charged with failing to stop to ascertain injury after an accident.

Steffan Pearce Loe was walking his two dogs across Gayhurst Road, just north of the bridge over the Avon River, when he was struck by a car and killed at 2.30am that day.

The post mortem had confirmed Mr Pearce-Loe died of injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle.

"The charge follows extensive enquiries and a thorough scene examination," Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam said.

"Mr Pearce Loe's death was the result of an unfortunate set of circumstances, and serves as a reminder for all drivers to take care and pay attention, especially if driving at night."

The woman is to appear in the Christchurch District Court next Monday.

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