18-year-old hit by car in Rakaia dies

00:35, Apr 06 2014

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.

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