Fatal crash victim named - Bay of Plenty - Thursday 20 Feb
Fatal crash victim named
Thursday, 20 February 2014 -
Bay of Plenty
The man killed in a crash on SH1 in
the Kinleith Mill area last night has been identified as
47-year-old Scott Walker from Hamilton.
Mr Walker was
travelling south between Tokoroa and Taupo in a left-hand
drive 1969 black Chevrolet Corvette and he crashed shortly
after overtaking a truck at approximately 8.45pm.
investigation into the crash is ongoing and police want to
hear from any witnesses to the crash, or anyone who saw how
the vehicle was being driven prior to the
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