A woman hit and killed on a pedestrian crossing in Palmerston
North yesterday was a Swiss woman studying in New Zealand.
Stefanie Von Bueren, 32, was crossing Ferguson Street with
her partner about 6.20pm yesterday when she was hit by a
Her partner suffered minor injuries.
Ms Von Bueren was studying at a local tertiary institution,
Detective Nigel Affleck said.
"We are supporting Stefanie's partner and are continuing to
speak to witnesses and the driver of the vehicle to determine
what factors have led to the crash."
The driver was not injured, but was shaken by the incident,
Weather conditions at the time of the crash were fine and
traffic was moderate.
"Charges against the driver of the vehicle are currently
under consideration," Mr Affleck said.
The death was referred to the coroner.