A 55-year-old Christchurch woman has been charged with failing to stop to ascertain injury after an accident, following the fatal hit and run of a man walking his dogs.
Steffan Pearce Loe died after being struck by a car while walking his dogs on Gayhurst Rd at 2.30am on July 5, 2018.
"The charge follows extensive enquiries and a thorough scene examination," Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam said.
"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 December 17, 2018.
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Stuff reported that the woman who hit Loe believed she had hit and dog and had not pulled over.
It also reports that a detective managed to track down the car involved by taking a fragment of the right wing mirror, found at the crash scene, to car yards to identify the vehicle.
The detective then spotted a car that matched the description on their way back to the police station.
Police took the car for examination, Stuff reported.