Fatal crash on the Te Anau- Milford Sound Highway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At about 12.10pm on Saturday the 5th January 2013 Police were advised of a fatal crash on the Te Anau- Milford Sound Highway, just south of an area called Knobbs Flat.Fatal crash on theĀ  Te Anau- Milford Sound Highway

At about 12.10pm on Saturday the 5th January 2013 Police were advised of a fatal crash on the Te Anau- Milford Sound Highway, just south of an area called Knobbs Flat.

It was a single vehicle crash where a Toyota Corolla rental vehicle heading south from Homer tunnel left the road and collided with a tree.

There was extensive damage to the front right corner of the vehicle.

The rear seat passenger, a 61 year old Israeli woman died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle and another passenger were transported to Invercargill Hospital for treatment by helicopter and ambulance. Their injuries have not yet been confirmed.

The crash was attended to by Te Anau Police, one Fire Brigade Appliance and staff from Downers EDI Works. Traffic was reduced to one lane while the scene was attended to.

The weather at the time was fine and clear.

The vehicle will be uplifted and transported to Invercargill later today. A full investigation into the crash and its cause has commenced.

ENDS

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