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Construction worker arrested after hit and run death on Great North Road

Posted By lindsay On November 15, 2012 @ 1:15 pm In Latest Headlines,Police,PressRelease | 2 Comments

News from NZ Police
Police investigating the fatal hit and run crash on Great North Road yesterday morning have arrested and charged a 24 year-old Pt Chevalier construction worker with assault. He is due to appear in the Auckland District Court today.

The vehicle Police believe was involved in the fatal crash that left 30 year-old Avondale resident Uilisuni Ofa dead at the scene near Oakley Ave shortly after 1am, was recovered yesterday afternoon from a Pt Chevalier address and is undergoing forensic examination.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Nina Pederson of the Avondale CIB says Police still want to locate and speak with any passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash – possibly two or more – and encouraged them to contact Police.

News from NZ Police – November 14
a male pedestrian has died from his injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Great North Road, Waterview near Oakley Avenue early this morning.

Police are looking for a silver coloured Subaru stationwagon with frontal panel damage and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have any information about the incident to urgently contact the Police.

Great North Road between the motorway and Oakley Ave was closed and diversions were in place but Police hoped to have the road re-opened before rush hour traffic is affected.

No further information will be released on the identity of the deceased or the circumstances of the crash until the next of kin have been advised.


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