N Canty businessman in fatal crash named
A 49-year-old man who died after his car hit a tree in Rangiora had just been watching his son play golf in a tournament.
North Canterbury businessman Nigel Raymond Jones was driving in Coldstream Rd about 2.20pm yesterday when he crashed into a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jones had been on his way home after watching son Jacob play in the club championship finals at the Rangiora Golf Club, where he finished sixth.
Sergeant Colin Stewart said it looked as though Jones had suffered a "medical event" while driving home, causing him to crash into the tree.
Jones was a prominent member of the North Canterbury community, having lived in the area for over 20 years. He worked as the contracts, bids and project manager for Jade Software, as well as a MainPower trustee.
He was also deputy chairman and financial trustee of Wellbeing North Canterbury, which delivers social services.
Jones lived in Loburn with wife Linda and their family. He had previously coached rugby and hockey and was a keen golfer.
The matter has been referred to the coroner. There were no other occupants in the car and no other vehicles were involved.
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