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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Waitematā East Investigations Manager, Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Nimmo:

Waitematā Police investigating the death of a man in Lucas Heights last week are continuing to piece together the events leading up to the man’s death.

Police were called at around 12.30am on Friday 8 December after a member of the public located a man unresponsive on O’Brien Road after being hit by a vehicle. He was unable to be revived.

Police have since identified the driver of the vehicle who is assisting with our enquiries.

We have also engaged a number of experts to complete scene and vehicle analysis before any charging decisions are made.

At this stage Police are not in a position to release the name of the victim.

Police would like to thank the members of the community who have already come forward to provide information or footage, but we would still like to speak to anyone travelling on Ridge Road and O’Brien Road in the Coatesville/Lucas Heights area on Thursday evening (7 December) until the following morning who have not already come forward.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Police via its 105 phone service or online at, using Update My Report. Please reference file number 231208/4800.

Additionally, any CCTV or dashcam footage can be uploaded here:

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


Holly McKay/NZ Police