Missing truck driver named
"Missing truck driver named"
named the truck driver who remains missing following a crash
on SH1 south of Kaikoura on Wednesday morning.
Stuart James BARNES, aged 59 years from Papakura, Auckland.
He is a driver for Freightlines.
Today specialist alpine
cliff rescue teams searched the hill and riverbed In the
vicinity of the crash.
Freight has also been removed from
the floor of the ravine.
The search will resume tomorrow
when a digger will go into the ravine to search the large
amount of debris and rubble created as a result of the
The highway remains reduced to one lane in the area
and traffic on SH1 should expect some
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