Crash victim named

DEENA COSTER
Last updated 13:29 04/08/2014

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Police have released the name of the woman who was killed after being hit by a car near Normanby on Saturday night.

Christine Anne Fairweather, 57, of Hawera, died after she was struck by a northbound car travelling on State Highway 3, as she was removing metal fencing frames which were blocking the road at the time.

The crash has continued Taranaki's horror run of pedestrians killed on roads, with six now dead for the year.

Emergency services attended the crash, which happened at about 11.50pm, but Fairweather died at the scene.

Detective Guy Jackson said Fairweather was being a ''good samaritan'' at the time of the accident after coming across the frames.

She had stopped her car, put on her hazard lights and was in the process of removing the metal barrier frames when she was hit.

The barriers were being used to warn pedestrians about holes dug near the footpath.

Jackson said there was heavy rain at the time of the crash and "lighting conditions weren't the best".

"At this stage, there is no indication that the driver who struck the victim was doing anything wrong," he said.

Jackson said police wanted to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who may have seen the barriers being put on the road.

"Police want to hear from any witnesses who either stopped at the scene at the time of the crash or who may have seen the barriers placed on the road," Jackson said.

"Police are urging whoever was involved in placing the barriers in the road to come forward.

"Hopefully their conscience will get the better of them and they will come forward."

Those with information are asked to call Jackson on 06 215 5263 or 021 191 5224.

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