Man dies after being hit by vehicle in Kaitaia

By Heeni Brown, Online News - Rereātea

A 20-year-old man will appear in the Kaitaia District Court this afternoon charged with driving with excess breath alcohol causing death.

The victim was a 54-year-old man. He died in the early hours of this morning after allegedly being hit by a vehicle while sitting on a park bench on Kaitaia's Commerce St.

Police say the incident occurred around 1am.