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Rider killed at Timaru race track

STU PIDDINGTON
Last updated 14:21 09/12/2012

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Police have named the Canterbury man who was killed after an accident at the Timaru International Raceway at Levels.

Craig Hyde, 46, from Ashburton, was in a group of riders when the accident occurred around noon at a Cams meeting, run under the auspices of Motorcycling New Zealand. He died at the scene.

A second man was taken to Timaru Hospital's emergency department with serious chest injuries, a St John spokesman said. A hospital spokeswoman said he was in a stable condition.

Police are investigating but details are sketchy. The deceased rider was competing in a race when the accident happened at Castrol Corner.

Constable Tim Hartnell said it appeared that a motorcycle and rider may have come together.

Police said the death has been referred to the coroner. 

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- The Timaru Herald

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