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Three Die In Southland Crash

26th April 2014

Three Die In Southland Crash

Southland Police are currently examining the scene of a fatal crash that has claimed 3 lives. The crash occurred late on Friday the 25th of April 2014.

Just prior to midnight a Toyota Hilux utility was travelling on the Riversdale-Waikaia Road after having left the rural township of Waikaia.

The utility has left the road and has struck the edge of a concrete road bridge.

There were 3 occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. All 3 males, 2 aged in their late 30’s and 1 in his late 50’s, died at the scene.

The 3 deceased are all believed to reside in the Waikaia/Riversdale area.

The crash scene was attended by Fire personnel from Waikaia and Lumsden along with Ambulance staff and Police. Police Photography and Serious Crash Unit staff also attended the scene.

An investigation will continue into the cause of the crash and Police are investigating whether alcohol or speed were factors.

Police will not be releasing the names of the deceased’s until next of kin have been notified.


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