The scene of the crash yesterday.
Police have named the two motorcyclists killed in a crash
on the Lindis Pass yesterday and charged the driver of the car
involved with careless driving causing death.
The motorcyclists were Grant John Roberts (43), of Timaru and
Dennis Michael Pederson (54) of Tauranga.
Roberts was a member of the Road Knights gang.
Police said the driver of the car, a 20 year old woman
visiting from China, faced two charges of careless driving
causing death relating to the crash. Other charges are likely
The woman is injured and receiving medical treatment, but is
likely to appear in the Alexandra District Court later today.
The 20-year-old female pillion passenger on the rear of one
of the motorcycles remains in a critical condition in Dunedin
Hospital. Police say her name will not be released.
Police have repeated a call for witnesses to the crash.
"We are particularly interested in movements of a dark
coloured Nissan sedan with a single female occupant traveling
south from Omarama towards Cromwell between midday and 2.15pm
"We believe that this vehicle was following a white
stationwagon a short time before the crash occurred. We would
like the driver of that white stationwagon to contact
police," Senior Sergeant Ian Kerrisk, of Alexandra, said.
He also asked for sightings of a group of 8-10
motorcyclists on large Harley Davidson motorcycles traveling
from Cromwell towards Omarama yesterday afternoon around the
Cromwell police have had several people contact them today
with information and that is appreciated.
Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. Police
staff, including the Police Serious Crash Investigator are
continuing to work on the investigation.