Police have named an Israeli tourist killed in a crash in
Fiordland on Saturday.
Irit Wilder (61) was a rear-seat passenger in a rental
vehicle heading south from Homer tunnel on the Te
Anau-Milford Sound Highway when it reportedly left the road
and hit a tree.
Two other occupants of the vehicle were taken to Invercargill
Hospital where they were treated for moderate injuries.
Both were in a satisfactory condition today, police said.
A police serious crash analyst began his investigation at the
scene yesterday and the vehicle had been taken to
Invercargill to be inspected.
The cause of the crash was yet to be determined and it was
too early to determine whether charges would be laid.
Police appealed to any members of the public who came across
the crashed vehicle and offered assistance to come forward.