8 Feb 2010

Westport woman charged after hit-and-run

11:39 am on 8 February 2010

A woman has been charged with failing to stop and provide assistance following a fatal hit-and-run in Westport on Saturday.

James Hill, 21, was killed when he was struck by a car while walking home from a party on Saturday morning.

Detective Duncan Bull says a 21-year-old woman came to the police station with her lawyer following the crash. She was charged and released on bail.

He says further charges are likely to be laid within a month.