Car rolls on SH1

A female tourist from Asia rolled the Hyundai rental car she was driving after leaving the road and losing control near the Wharanui church on State Highway 1, north of Kekerengu, at 6pm on Thursday.

Constable Andrew Holdaway said the driver had drifted on to the gravel verge and over-corrected in an attempt to regain control of the vehicle before it rolled.

The two female occupants, aged 29 and 23, were uninjured. However, the vehicle sustained extensive damage.

The Marlborough Express