A HASTINGS man, 34, has been charged with murder after a fatal hit-and-run in Hastings on Saturday.
Police said a 23-year-old male pedestrian was with friends when he was hit by a white SUV at the intersection of McCallum Street and Cool Store Road about 11pm. He died at the scene.
Police allege the driver of the vehicle did not stop at the scene. He was arrested later that evening.
A crime scene was set up where investigators remained into the morning.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are still working to find out the exact circumstances and are urging anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers.