Man killed after car plunges off bank

Last updated 12:34 25/01/2013

Relevant offers

Hawke's Bay

Ninety-three per cent of New Zealand's council-owned art is collecting dust High temperatures causing elderly to faint in Hawke's Bay Algal blooms appear in popular Hawke's Bay swimming spots Man stabbed and thrown through McDonald's window charged with assault Wine festival returns to the Triangle for round three Cyclist dead following collision with truck in Gisborne Detroit v Wellington: who'll get Shakespeare's container Globe first? Recidivist paua poachers banned from fishing for three years Hawke's Bay man Michael Laughton missed Christmas dinner, and lay dead for weeks Man jumps from truck before it hits bank and rolls

 

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.

 

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content