2 Jan 2022

Teenager who died after being hit by vehicle in Omaha named

4:47 pm on 2 January 2022

The teenager who was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Omaha yesterday morning has been named by police.

Joshua Wayne Hartner.

Joshua Wayne Hartner. Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

He was Joshua Wayne Hartner, 17, of Auckland.

Emergency services were called to Omaha Drive, in the small beach community east of Warkworth, at about 4am yesterday, where they found the boy's body.

A police spokesperson said they were ensuring Hartner's family was supported as they grieved their son and family member.

The family has requested privacy.

The crash remains under investigation and no one has been charged at this time.

The spokesperson said they were unable to comment further.