Pedestrian hit by taxi dies

A pedestrian wearing dark clothing and walking in a rural area of Levin has been struck and killed by a taxi in the early hours of this morning.

Levin police said the 29-year-old man was walking west on Hokio Beach Road, an area with little street lighting, when he was hit by the taxi at about 2.15am.

The taxi had been travelling west with a fare on board

The pedestrian died at the scene and the taxi driver sustained minor injuries.

There were no other vehicles involved.

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