A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car in Rakaia.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Acton Rd at around 11 o'clock last night.
An 18-year-old local man had been hit by a car and died at the scene.
It is understood the driver of the car was a woman in her 30s who was driving home with passengers after visiting a pub. It is understood the woman called the police herself.
The accident happened on a country road which has no lights.
The Serious Crash Unit were investigating.
The name of the deceased will be released once next-of-kin have been advised.
- The Press