Work continues at truck crash scene
Work continues at truck crash
Friday, 18 July 2014 -
Work is continuing today at the site of a
truck crash on State Highway One, south of Kaikoura, to
clear freight and debris. The crash happened about 5.30am on
Wednesday just north of Claverley Rd.
damaged truck and seven metre long trailer were lifted out
of the ravine by a crane yesterday. Searchers have not yet
located the driver of the truck.
A ground search team as
on site and it is expected that conditions will allow the
search to continue late into the evening.
The highway is
reduced to one lane in the area and traffic on SH1 should
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