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Another brother was seriously injured.
The accident was the result of the driver trying to take a curve at twice the regulation speed.
He had been drinking on duty.
The memorial unveiled in 1991 near Hyde - the result of campaigning by Elizabeth Coleman - commemorates the tragedy, but I wonder if many people outside Otago have ever heard of either it or the accident.
If not, then this little publication will serve as a reminder, and if they read these stories they will learn what we very rarely learn about disasters: the longer-term personal aftermath as well as the immediate effects.
Illustrated, it costs $12 from the author, PO Box 15, Kingston, 9748. - Bryan James