Motorcyclist killed in crash near Nelson named

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died he collided with a truck on SH6 between Nelson and Rai Valley yesterday.

He was Allan Ford (73) from Horsham, West Sussex in the UK.

Mr Ford had been holidaying in New Zealand for several weeks. He was riding with four other motorcyclists when the accident happened.

No-one else was injured in the crash.

A serious crash investigation is under way to determine the cause of the accident.

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