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Charge laid over fatal hit and run

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/04/2016

A 21-year-old has been arrested over an Otorohanga hit and run that killed a teenage girl.

The body of 17-year-old Ocean Poihaere Heke, from Te Kuiti, was discovered on the side of State Highway 3 at 6.30am on Sunday.

A man has been charged with drink driving causing death and will appear in Hamilton District Court on Thursday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson says police are still gathering information about the incident.

"I am grateful to the communities of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga for supporting our inquiry and I hope they continue to do so for this terrible tragedy."

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