Fatal crash witnesses sought

Dunedin Police want to hear from people who witnessed the fatal crash on Cumberland Street which claimed the life of a cyclist on Monday morning.

Dr LiHong "Chris" He (34), a senior lecturer at the University of Otago School of Dentistry, died after he was run over by a truck about 10am.

Dunedin road policing manager Senior Sergeant Phil McDouall said today police were still working to piece together the details of how the crash happened.

The crash happened in a busy part of the city, next to Dunedin Hospital's old Accident and Emergency entrance.

"Someone either walking past or working in a nearby office might have seen the crash happen," he said.

Police also want to hear from any motorists who saw the crash.

The driver of a truck and trailer unit in the area at the time of the accident has already been spoken to, along with the driver of a car parked nearby.

Anyone with information should contact Dunedin police on 471 4800, or information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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