A man who died in a crash south of Tokoroa last night has
Scott Walker, 47, from Hamilton was killed in a crash on SH1
in the Kinleith Mill area about 9pm when the left-hand drive
1969 black Chevrolet Corvette he was driving crashed shortly
after he overtook a truck, police said.
He was travelling south between Tokoroa and Taupo at the
Tokoroa Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer David
Morris said it appeared the car had veered off the road and
smashed into a concrete culvert.
"It was a single vehicle, which was in a real mangled state
when we arrived."
The car was on its side with the dead man inside, Mr Morris
"The engine was actually ripped out of the vehicle on impact
and thrown about another 10 meters from the vehicle."
Road conditions at the time were "excellent", he said.
"The road was dry and the weather was great, it was quite a
nice humid night."
The serious crash unit was investigating and police were
interested to hear from any witnesses to the crash, or anyone
who saw how the vehicle was being driven prior to the crash.
Contact Tokoroa Police on (07) 885 0100 or Taupo Police on
(07) 378 6060.