Scene of a fatal car crash near Allanton on Saturday
morning. Photo by Gregor Richardson.
A father wants to thank those who tried to save his son's
life after a crash at Allanton while friends have paid tribute
to "a real good guy".
Richard Greeves said yesterday he wanted to thank those who
tried to help his son, Madison Luke Ford-Greeves (20), who
died at the scene of the head-on collision in Centre Rd, near
Allanton, at 12.40am on Saturday.
Police had revealed two people stopped to provide assistance
at the crash scene.
''I'd like to say thanks to the people who stopped to try and
He also thanked the emergency services that attended, he
The funeral service was being planned for Friday, Mr Greeves
Friend Ricky Welsford said friends of Mr Ford-Greeves were
''roughed up'' by the death.
''He was a real good guy. I still can't get my head around
Mr Welsford, a Taieri Amateur Wrestling Club member, said he
dedicated the title he won at the New Zealand national
wrestling championships in Dunedin at the weekend to Mr
Ford-Greeves, a former club member.
''He was a good wrestler and a well-rounded guy.''
Mr Ford-Greeves had stopped wrestling at the club about three
Sergeant Ed Baker, of Dunedin, said a 25-year-old woman was
in a critical but stable condition on Sunday.
Police had not spoken to her yesterday and were unaware if
her condition had improved.
The cars, a white Mitsubishi, and a red Holden, were
extensively damaged in the collision after one crossed the
centre line, Sgt Baker said.