An elderly woman lay trapped and badly injured overnight next
to her dead husband after their car left a driveway and
rolled up to 30 metres down a steep bank.
The vehicle and was found this morning overturned in a ditch
on a rural property north of Napier.
Both victims are understood to be in their 80s and the
vehicle apparently hit a tree.
Police confirmed this morning the couple, from Taradale, were
visiting the property on Puketapu Rd yesterday evening. It is
understood they had left the property to head home sometime
However, their car was discovered crashed this morning by the
property owners. The man was found dead and his wife had been
trapped in the car overnight. She is currently in Hawke's Bay
Hospital with serious injuries.
Emergency services are at the scene. Police say it is unclear
why the car left the gravel road. The Police Serious Crash
Unit is investigating.
The name of the dead man will not be released until all
family have been notified.