Swiss student killed on Palmerston North crossing

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 vehicle.

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, he said.

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.

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