Charge in relation to fatal Christchurch hit and run

Charge in relation to fatal Christchurch hit and run

Canterbury

Police have charged a woman in relation to a fatal crash that occurred on Gayhurst Road, Christchurch on 5 July 2018.   
 
Steffan Pearce Loe died after being struck by a car while walking his dogs on Gayhurst Road at 2.30am that day. 
 
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam says a 55-year-old Christchurch woman has been charged with failing to stop to ascertain injury after an accident. 
 
“The charge follows extensive enquiries and a thorough scene examination,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Cottam. 
 
“Mr Pearce Loe’s death was the result of an unfortunate set of circumstances, and serves as a reminder for all drivers to take care and pay attention, especially if driving at night.” 
 
The woman has been summoned to appear in Christchurch District Court on 17 December 2018. 
 
As the matter is now before the Court, Police are unable to make any further comment. 
 
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Issued by Police Media Centre.