Pedestrian dies after being struck by four vehicles near Tirau

A pedestrian died after being struck by four vehicles near Tirau at the weekend.

The person was walking on State Highway 1 in Pairere heading towards Tirau when they were hit by a vehicle about 8.30pm.

Police believe the victim was then run over by three more vehicles.

Police have identified two of the subsequent vehicles, but are asking for the public to help identify the third vehicle which has been described as a flat-deck ute.

Police received several calls from motorists in the area around the time the person was run over.

Anyone with any information that may assist police piece together the events leading up to the incident are urged to contact police quoting the file number 220313/9231.

Alternatively, information can be given to Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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