Spouse of dead cyclist relieved

The husband of a teacher killed as she cycled to work is relieved a motorist has spoken to the police.

Burnside High School teacher and mother-of-two Rochelle Margaret Roozen, 42, died when she was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Springs Rd and Marshs Rd, near Prebbleton, on Wednesday morning.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident, but a man came forward on Friday.

He had given his name to police at the scene, but did not tell them what had happened.

Acting Detective Sergeant Michael Ford, of the Christchurch South police, said the man was just an "ordinary Joe Blow" who was also on his way to work that morning.

"He did stop and identify himself to police, but he didn't say what happened," Ford said.

Charges will not be laid until the man's car has been through a forensic inspection.

Ford did not expect that would be completed until midweek.

Ford said Roozen's husband, Andrew Roozen, had requested privacy, but was expected to release a statement this week.

"He is coping," Ford said.

"He has his bad days, but is relieved the investigation can go forward.

"He is hoping for answers. Along with everybody, he wants to know how this happened.

"It's just a tragedy for everyone concerned - even the other driver."

Roozen's funeral will be held at St Paul's Anglican Church in Tai Tapu tomorrow at 10am.