Woman killed in SH1 collision named

An Oamaru woman killed in a collision at Alma on Tuesday afternoon has been named as Leilani Greene (55).

Mrs Greene was a caregiver to two boys and was returning to Oamaru from Totara School where she had picked up one of them.

Sgt Craig Sew Hoy said the family was upset and did not want to talk to media at this time.

''They are fully committed to coping with the tragedy within the family,'' he said.

The crash occurred on State Highway 1 at Alma outside the Alma Motels at about 3.30pm when the Mazda car travelling north and a truck and trailer unit travelling south collided.

The right front of the truck was damaged and its driver shocked. He was taken to Oamaru Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

The 13-year-old boy in the car was seriously injured and flown to Dunedin Hospital by the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter where he has improved and was in a stable condition yesterday.

Sgt Sew Hoy said he did not have details of the boy's injuries.

Police are investigating the crash, how it occurred and possible causes, and want

to hear from people who may have witnessed it.

Information can be provided to Oamaru police on (03) 433-1400 or anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.


Add a Comment


Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter