Pillion passenger killed in Christchurch named

A pillion passenger on a motorbike who was killed in Christchurch yesterday has been named by police.

Leonie Maria Hirawani (44), of Christchurch, was on the motorbike when it collided with a car on Birchs Rd near the intersection with Leadleys Rd in Prebbleton about 4pm yesterday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police spokesman Stephen Hill said the man driving the motorbike was flown to hospital with serious leg and arm injuries.

The occupants of the car were believed to have suffered moderate injuries, he said.


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