A pregnant woman who died when she crashed into a powerpole may have been eating a pie at the time, according to a coroner’s report.
Melissa Mahia, who worked at Mr Apple Coolstores in Whakatu, Hastings was driving away from the market store last November when she lost control of her car.
The report says the 27-year-old’s vehicle, a green Lexus ES300, hit a wooden pole on the side of Ruahapia Rd in Hastings.
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“[It was] closing in very quickly behind the brown car in front,” the report said.
“I wondered if the two cars were racing.”
It is “possible” that the pie caused the crash
Coroner Chris Devonport said in his report it was possible Ms Mahia was distracted by the pie, which in combination with the high speed she was driving at, contributed to the crash.