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Bunnythorpe man killed, hit by car on rural road near Palmerston North

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A man walking on a country road near Palmerston North was killed when he was hit by a car early this morning. He was Shane William Foster aged 28, of Bunnythorpe.

Police were advised at 5.55am that a car had struck a male pedestrian on Rangitikei Line. The man died at the scene and the driver of the car was shaken but not injured.

The accident happened about 6kms north of Palmerston North City between Newbury Line and Hansens Line. The Police Serious Crash Unit was called to the scene with other support units.

Sergeant Gina Atkinson says: “Officers are continuing to speak to the driver of the vehicle and other witnesses to ascertain the sequence of events leading up to the crash.”

A scene examination was completed earlier today and the road was re-opened.

“We still don’t have all the facts and we have more inquires to make and the Serious Crash Unit is supporting us with our investigation,” says Sergeant Atkinson.

The death has been now been referred to the Coroner.