Rider killed at Timaru race track
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.
The Timaru Herald