Plea for video footage as investigation into fatal Hastings crash continues

Police are seeking a vehicle linked to the April 29 crash that killed Hastings man Ross Hallgarth. (File photo)

Police are seeking a vehicle linked to the April 29 crash that killed Hastings man Ross Hallgarth. (File photo)

Hawke's Bay police are appealing for video from drivers and residents who may have filmed a vehicle linked to a fatal crash in Hastings last month.

The crash, on April 29, killed 54-year-old Ross Hallgarth.

The Flaxmere man was in one of two vehicles that collided head-on along York Rd, just outside Hastings, at 11am that day.

Hallgarth's car hit a ute travelling in the opposite direction after he was forced to take evasive action when a third vehicle overtook the ute.

* Police call for witnesses to fatal Hastings accident
* Police still seeking vehicle after fatal Hastings smash

The third vehicle failed to stop after the smash and is still being sought by police.

Senior Constable Tim Rowe said on Wednesday that police inquiries had established a dark green Honda four-door sedan travelled along nearby Flaxmere Ave towards York Rd immediately before the crash.

It appeared the vehicle had turned left from York Rd on to Maraekakaho Rd, heading towards Hastings.

Rowe said police wanted to speak to the occupants of that vehicle or any witnesses who may have seen the Honda travelling before or after the crash.

"Police would also like to hear from any residents of Flaxmere Ave, York Rd or Maraekakaho Rd who may have CCTV cameras, which may have captured footage of this car," he said.

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"Police are also appealing to any drivers of vehicles fitted with drive cameras who were in the Maraekakaho Rd, York Rd and Flaxmere Ave area between 10.45am and 11.15am, which may have captured the green Honda sedan."

Anyone with information or video footage should contact Hastings police on (06) 831 0700 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 - Stuff

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