7 Apr 2014

Police appeal for sightings of teen on foot

8:51 pm on 7 April 2014

Police in Rakaia investigating a crash that killed a teenager on Saturday are trying to work out his movements earlier in the night.

Danny Mathew Hendriks died when he was struck by a car at 10.55pm. Initial inquiries suggest that the 18-year-old was lying on Acton Road in the Canterbury town when hit.

Senior Constable Mike Jackson says it is understood Mr Hendriks had been at a function in Christchurch that day and returned to Rakaia in the evening.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen a man walking in the area on Saturday night.

Mr Jackson says the driver involved in the accident and two passengers have been interviewed, but it has not been decided if charges will be laid.