Man killed after car plunges off bank

Last updated 12:34 25/01/2013

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A man has died after his car plunged 60m down a bank in northern Hawke's Bay.

A member of the public called police about 8am after spotting the car down the bank on State Highway 2 near Morere, north of Wairoa.

Police found a man’s body in the car. It was not known how long he had been there. Police were still determining how and when the crash happened.

Senior Sergeant Maui Aben of Gisborne police said it looked as if the man had driven over the bank at the top of a passing lane on the highway.

Police had received reports of the same car being driven erratically before the crash.

The Hawke’s Bay serious crash unit is investigating. The man had not been identified.

 

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