Fatal crash at Eketahuna
A man aged in his mid-30s is
dead after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a power
pole at the corner of Herbert Street and Alfredton Road,
Eketahuna, at approximately 10:30pm yesterday.
the public witnessed the single vehicle crash and
immediately called emergency services. Police, the Fire
Service, and Ambulance attended the scene.
The man had
been at a social gathering and was involved in an argument
prior to the crash. He had left the gathering and driven
approximately 600 metres down the road when the crash
“Initial indications suggest that alcohol and
speed are two factors that have caused this tragic and
totally preventable crash. First aid was administered to the
man who was the only occupant in the vehicle, however he was
pronounced dead at the scene,” says Senior Sergeant Kris
Burbery, Acting Central District Road Policing
The Serious Crash Unit has launched an
investigation into the crash and have conducted a scene
Police will not release any further details
about the man until his next of kin has been informed and
formal identification has been
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