River crash fatal near Hunterville

Last updated 12:00 19/12/2013

ACCIDENT SITE: The scene of the crash that claimed the life of a Hunterville woman.

FATAL: The hubcap of the car involved in the crash.

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A 20-year-old woman has died after the car she was driving crashed through a guard rail on a bridge and plunged into a river near Hunterville.

The crash occurred at about 9pm on Turakina Valley Road.

She was Keryn Swainson, from Hunterville.

Police said preliminary indications suggested the driver had failed to take a right-hand bend and crashed into the guardrail and river as a result.

The woman was the sole occupant of the vehicle and there were no other vehicles involved in the crash.

The Serious Crash Unit was investigating and the death had been referred to the coroner, police said.

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