15 Apr 2024

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle north of Dannevirke

8:02 am on 15 April 2024
Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.

Police said the man died at the scene after being struck by a vehicle. Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle on State Highway 2 at Matamau, north of Dannevirke.

The crash happened between Okane and Tataramoa roads about 3.20am.

Police said the man was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

Motorists were warned to expect delays as the road reopened under stop-go traffic management on Monday morning.