One dead after crash on motorsport track
One dead after crash on motorsport
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 5:05pm
A man has died after a crash at the Taupo
Motorsport Park this afternoon.
The crash occurred shortly
after 1pm when a Ferrari 360 Spider travelling around the
track collided at high speed with a wall of tyres. The
driver of the vehicle, a man from Hawke's Bay died following
the crash. A male passenger in the vehicle was unhurt.
Police Serious Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the
crash on behalf of the Coroner.
No further information
will be released about the man who died until family members
have been advised and a formal identification has been
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