Man killed in crash near Oamaru named

Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Oamaru this morning. Photo: Rebecca Ryan
Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Oamaru on Saturday. Photo: Rebecca Ryan
Police have named the man who was killed in a crash in Oamaru following a report of dangerous driving in the area at the weekend.

Police said Christopher Narayan Blair (32), of Dunedin, died at the scene of the crash in Wansbeck St at about 7am on Saturday.

Oamaru firefighters spent about half an hour cutting a person out of a damaged car after the single-vehicle crash.

Emergency services said earlier that a second person was flown to Dunedin Hospital on the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter.

Fire crews spent half an our extracting an occupant from the vehicle. Photo: Rebecca Ryan
Fire crews spent half an our extracting an occupant from the vehicle. Photo: Rebecca Ryan

Police received a report about 6.30am of a vehicle driving dangerously on State Highway 1 south of Oamaru.

Shortly before 7am, a police unit spotted the vehicle in the Alma area and attempted to stop it, a police spokesman said.

The driver fled, and officers followed for a short time before abandoning the pursuit.

The vehicle was then located crashed at the intersection of Severn St and Wansbeck St in Oamaru.

The aftermath of the fatal crash in Oamaru.
The aftermath of the fatal crash in Oamaru.

 

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