A 45-year-old man has turned himself into police following
the death of a woman who was hit by a vehicle near Kaitaia
The 28-year-old mother of two was run over by a vehicle about
10pm yesterday on Pukepoto Road near Kaitaia.
She died about 5am today in Whangarei Hospital, police said.
A homicide inquiry has begun.
About 11.45am, the 45-year-old man handed himself into the
Whangarei Police Station.
Police are speaking to the man and inquiries into the
incident are continuing.
The vehicle believed to have been involved had been located
and police were carrying out a forensic examination.
A post-mortem examination on the woman will be carried out in
Police still want to hear from anyone with information who
may have seen or heard anything on Pukepoto Road and Grigg
Street around 10pm last night.
Anyone with information can contact Kaitaia police on 09 408
6500 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The woman's name was likely to be released this afternoon
after police notified her family.