Fatal crash on SH1 Orari-Rangitata Highway

Fatal crash on SH1 Orari-Rangitata Highway

Canterbury

 

At approximately 6.15am this morning emergency services were called to a two vehicle crash on SH1 between Rangitata and Orari.

Inspector Dave Gaskin says a south-bound Suzuki Swift collided with a north-bound Ford Ranger.  “The driver and sole occupant of the Suzuki, a 55 year old female living in Timaru, was confirmed as deceased at the scene.”

The death has been referred to the Coroner.  No further details of the deceased female will be released until the process to inform next of kin has been completed. 

“The male driver and sole occupant of the Ford was taken to Timaru Hospital and has since been discharged.  Detours were in place on SH1 until shortly before 12 noon while Canterbury Police Serious Crash Unit completed a scene examination” said Inspector Gaskin.

Police investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.

ENDS

Issued by:  Lisa-Marie Brooks, District Communications Manager, Canterbury Police District.  Mobile:  021 942 404