Witnesses to crash sought

The woman killed in a car accident near Romahapa last Friday was yesterday named by Balclutha police as Thelma Margaret Wilson (83), of Owaka.

Mrs Wilson died after the car she was driving crossed the centre line and collided with a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Sergeant Martin Bull, of Balclutha, said the 16-year-old male driver of the second vehicle who was flown by rescue helicopter to Dunedin Hospital was interviewed by police on Sunday.

From his statement, it appeared Mrs Wilson was in the middle of passing a campervan and pulled out in front of him, Sgt Bull said.

Witnesses said there was a campervan parked on the side of the road, but its occupants left before speaking to police, he said.

"Obviously, we are looking to speak with anyone who saw the crash, but we would especially like to speak to the people driving the campervan."

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