Pedestrian killed crossing QEll Drive

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A 56 year old transient Nelson man died after being hit by a car on QEll Drive about 7pm yesterday.

He was Michael Bruce WIXON.

Police Senior Sergeant Grant Andrews said initial inquiries indicated the man was crossing from the city towards the sea and had come out from behind two cars heading into town before being hit by a car heading towards Atawhai.

Senior Sergeant Andrews said police would like to speak to the drivers of the two vehicles heading towards town that had passed the man shortly before the accident.

The highway was closed for about three hours while the accident investigation was conducted.

Victim Support is assisting the driver and witnesses to the accident.