Thursday, 1 April 2004 - 12:01pm |

Information sought on King crash

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Police investigating the crash that claimed the life of noted historian and author Michael King want to talk to anyone who spoke with the couple the day of the crash.

Sergeant Mark Toomey says police are hoping to talk to people who had had contact with Dr King and his wife Maria Jungowska on Tuesday, before their car crashed on SH2 near Maramarua.

Police were trying to track the couple’s movements as part of the overall investigation into the crash, he said.

"We’re looking for any information that might suggest things like why the car crashed or perhaps Mr King was feeling unwell during the day. This is standard procedure for any crash investigation."

The bodies of Mr King and his wife were formally identified last night through forensic dental procedures. Post mortems will be held today.

Anyone who had spoken to the Kings on the day of the crash is urged to contact Mr Toomey at Huntly police, on 07 8287560.