Fatal motor vehicle crash on SH79 – update

Published: Tue 30 Sep 2014 03:02 PM
Fatal motor vehicle crash on SH79 – update
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 2:44pm
Police and emergency services are still at the scene of a fatal head-on crash that happened at approximately 12pm today on SH79, the Geraldine-Fairlie Highway.
Police confirm that the deceased is a female tourist. A male and female tourist are being flown to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries. A man has also been taken to Timaru hospital by road and is described as being in a moderate condition.
Police investigations are ongoing into the cause of the crash and Canterbury’s Serious Crash Unit is currently making its way to the scene.
SH79 is still closed between Geraldine and Fairlie and diversions are likely to remain in place for some time.
The death has been referred to the coroner.
No names will be released until next of kin have been fully informed.
A further update is not likely to be made until tomorrow.

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