Man found dead on road in Ruatoria was hit by two cars




Police believe a man who was found dead on a road in Ruatoria, in the Gisborne region, on Sunday morning was hit by two cars before he died.

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Source: 1 NEWS

Nelson Hari, 25, did not respond to attempts to revive him after being found on Tapuaeroa Road and police are now searching for a second vehicle which is thought to have hit him.

They have already forensically examined one vehicle, and the other is likely to have frontal damage, police say, and a spokesperson narrowed down the time and place.

"The inquiry team want to hear from everyone who was on the Tapuaeroa road, or was travelling on SH35 from the Ruatoria turnoff to or from Te Araroa, at the time Mr Hari suffered fatal injuries," they said.

"That is between midnight and 12:20am on Sunday morning."

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