A British driver died in a head-on collision with a freight
truck in mid-Canterbury last night.
The 30-year old was driving a 4WD Toyota ute heading north on
State Highway 1 near Hinds when police believed he crossed
the centreline and ploughed into the southbound truck and
trailer about 8.30pm.
The ute flipped on to its roof and the driver died at the
Police were working with the British embassy to contact his
next of kin.
The driver of the truck, which jack-knifed, suffered minor
injuries and was taken to Ashburton Hospital.
Ashburton Sergeant Bryan Ennis said the serious crash unit
had inspected the scene but enquiries were ongoing.
SH1, which was closed at the scene last night, reopened
- Kurt Bayer of APNZ