Man charged with murder after crash victim dies

The man died three days after being hit by a car. File photo.

A 21-year-old Whakatane man has been charged with murder after a man hit by a car in the town died late last week.

The victim, a 32-year-old Whakatane man, was hit by a car in Howell Road, Taneatua at around 4pm on Monday November 12, says a police spokesperson.

"He passed away in hospital on Thursday November 15.

"The driver of the car appeared in Whakatane District Court on Friday November 16 and has been remanded in custody," says police.

"As the matter is before the Court, Police are unable to make further comment."

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