Police search for offenders of fatal hit & run crash on Marshland Road

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Aug 24, 2021 |

Canterbury Police are appealing for information from the public following a fatal hit and run crash at the intersection of Marshland Road and Mairehau Road last night.

In particular, police are asking for sightings of a silver 2004 Nissan Navara in the area around the time of the crash.

Canterbury District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Natasha Rodley said emergency services were alerted to the two-car crash just before 7:30pm.

The sole occupant of one vehicle sadly died at the scene.

“The occupants of the second vehicle, the Nissan Navara, left the scene before Police arrived and are still outstanding.”

“We are following strong lines of enquiry to identify and locate these people and encourage them to come forward to speak to us.”

Anyone who has any information which may assist is asked to call Police on 105 and quote file number 210823/2767.

The Serious Crash Unit attended and an investigation into all of the circumstances of the crash is ongoing. 

“This is a tragedy, and a reminder that deaths on our roads are preventable.”

“Police remind people that any travel during Alert Level 4 should be for essential purposes only.”

If you are on the road, remember to slow down, drive free from the effects of alcohol, drugs and fatigue, wear your seatbelt, and minimise distractions.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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