Fatal Crash Waitaki District
Location: Ngapara, Waitaki District
At about 8.55pm on Friday 28th
December 2012 a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred on the
Tokarahi - Ngapara Road, Ngapara.
This crash was a single
vehicle crash with one male occupant aged 22 years old. The
vehicle has lost control and left the road impacting with a
Preliminary inquiries indicate speed and alcohol as
major contributing factors in the crash.
Police would like
to remind drivers to refrain from driving if drinking and to
drive within the posted speed limits.
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