Woman killed in Fiordland crash named

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.


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