A woman out jogging was killed by a car thought to be
overtaking in Taranaki.
Police said Deanne Cooper, 36, of Hawera was running on
Ohangai Rd in the town yesterday evening when she was hit.
Initial indications were that the car was overtaking a ute or
four-wheel drive when the car hit her.
The driver stopped and gave her first aid but she died at the
"We are working to determine what factors have led to the
crash and it is too early at this stage to comment on any
charges, Acting Senior Sergeant Robyn Burnett said.
"Officers are speaking to the car driver and also want to
speak to the driver of the 4WD or ute as they are a key
witness. We also want to speak to anyone that may have
witnessed the crash or has any other information.
Anyone with information was asked to contact police on 06 215
5276 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.