Police seek witnesses who attended fatal crash

Police are appealing for further witnesses who were at the scene of a fatal crash on State Highway 94 near Te Anau on Saturday afternoon.

Irit Wilder (61), an Israeli woman on holiday, was killed when the car in which she was a rear-seat passenger hit a tree Knobs Flat, about 60km from Te Anau. She died at the scene and police are asking those who attended the crash before emergency services took over to contact them.

The Toyota Corolla rental car was the only vehicle involved in the crash. It has been taken to Invercargill for inspection.

Police said the cause of the crash had yet to be determined.

The driver and front-seat passenger were flown by helicopter to Invercargill Hospital and are still being treated for moderate injuries. They are in a satisfactory condition.

Witnesses are asked to contact Sergeant Tod Hollebon at the Te Anau Police Station on (03) 249 7600.

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