Dunedin police are investigating a fatal crash on
State Highway 1 between Allanton and Waihola yesterday in
which an Outram man died.
Viggo Nielsen (80), of Woodside, near Outram, was driving a
small four-wheel-drive vehicle, police said. It and a truck
collided just south of the Taieri River bridge about 1.40pm.
Mr Nielsen died at the scene.
He had been travelling north towards Dunedin when his vehicle
and a southbound truck, carrying a load of timber, collided,
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said.
The driver of the truck was not seriously injured, but was
taken to Dunedin Hospital for assessment.
SH1 was closed for about five hours while Mosgiel and Dunedin
police assisted the serious crash investigation team at the
Southbound traffic was diverted along Henley Rd and
northbound traffic along Centre Rd to Allanton.