Woman killed in head-on collision
GRANT BRYANT IN QUEENSTOWN
A foreign woman living in Wanaka was killed instantly in a head-on collision involving one car crossing into the path of another near Alexandra yesterday.
The 23-year-old woman was the driver of a green Toyota station wagon. Her passenger, also a foreign national living in Wanaka, received moderate injuries in the collision about 12.50pm on State Highway 8 at Butcher's Dam, about 5km south of Alexandra.
A Holden Captiva four-wheel drive driven by a 62-year-old Cromwell man was also involved in the crash. He suffered moderate injuries.
Both survivors had to be cut from the wreckage before they were taken to Clyde's Dunstan Hospital.
Senior Sergeant Ian Kerrisk said the road conditions were dry, the weather was fine and visibility was good at the time of the crash.
Speed and alcohol were not thought to be factors in the crash.
The crash closed Alexandra-Fruitlands Rd until 3.30pm.
Traffic diversions were in place during that time.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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