Wife pleads for Kiwi man's hit-and-run killer to front up

The wife of a New Zealand helicopter pilot who died in a hit-and-run in New South Wales in October 2018 is pleading for his killer to come forward.

Australian police have renewed calls for information on Ian Pullen's death six months ago, saying whoever hit him would have known.

Widow Vicki Pullen says the family is struggling to move on due to the unanswered questions around her husband's death.

"It's just in limbo at the moment and if we can find out what happened that day [it could] make a little bit of closure."

Ian had just arrived in Australia to help battle wildfires when he was killed. His wife said it's been a devastating six months since he died.

She's got a message for the driver who hit Ian.

"At the end of the day their life's still going, Ian's isn't. Ian's is over and we just need somebody to come forward and just be honest, be a decent person."

New South Wales police are looking for a white four-wheel drive with a black bumper bar in connection with the hit and run.

Insp Rob Post said in October the vehicle would have needed repair.

"We haven't got a specific vehicle in mind at this stage but certainly there could be damage to the front of a vehicle that may present to a panel beater for repair," he said.


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