Police name woman killed by car
A young woman who died after being hit by a vehicle in central Wellington early on Sunday morning has been named as Alix Rae Robinson, 24.
She was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle in Vivian St, while crossing on the section of road between Taranaki St and Tory St, just after 1.30am. She died on the way to hospital.
Police were continuing to investigate and the driver of the vehicle involved was helping with inquiries, spokesman Nick Bohm said.
The driver stopped immediately to help and was breath-tested at the scene but was not over the limit and was not speeding, he said.
According to her Facebook and LinkedIn pages, Robinson was originally from Tauranga and was a former Massey University student who had been working as a creative writer at The Radio Network in Wellington for more than a year.
The Radio Network's Wellington crew posted online tributes to her on social media yesterday. "Always a smile. Always great scripts. Never a spelling mistake. Nothing ever a problem," Radio Sport football commentator Jason Pine wrote on Facebook.
"Fondly, fondly remembered today. Another hole in the TRN Welly family but we always stand strong together in times like this. Rest well now Alix."