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At approximately 7:05pm on Friday 9th May 2008, a 71 year old male was fatally struck by a vehicle on Earlys Road, Cust, North Canterbury.
He had been a passenger in a vehicle that was towing a load of timber.
This vehicle lost its load of timber and the male exited his passenger side of the vehicle to retrieve some of the timber.
He was struck by a second vehicle that was travelling down Earlys Road in a southerly direction.
He died at the scene from the injuries he received.
His identity has not been released as Police are still contacting relatives.
The investigation is ongoing.