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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash – Maronan Road, Ashburton

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash – Maronan Road, Ashburton

At approximately 4.40pm on Monday 31st August 2015, Ashburton Police were called to a motor vehicle crash at a one lane bridge on Maronan Road, near Hinds.

A truck has left the bridge and crashed into the riverbed, and the driver, a male in his 60’s was seriously injured.

Rescue crews worked on the extraction of the driver for nearly an hour before he was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is a serious crash investigation underway and the road will be closed while police conduct a scene examination and remove the vehicle from the riverbed.

The name of the deceased will be released once police enquiries are complete and the next of kin has been advised.

Inspector Dave Gaskin

Timaru Police

ENDS


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