Carterton: Fatal Crash
At about 11am on the 09/03/2014
emergency services were called to a single motorcycle crash
on Te Wharau Road, Carterton.
The road was closed for the
Cliffhanger Hillclimb event which sees riders take part in
staggered time trials up the 6.9km hill road.
A 59 year
old male came off his motorbike approximately 2kms up Te
He was pronounced dead at the
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