Fatal crash after likely heart attack
A man who died after his car ran off the road near Murchison this afternoon had probably experienced a heart attack, police said.
The incident happened just after 2pm on State Highway 6 near Glenhope - about 40 kilometres north-east of Murchison in the Tasman district.
The Nelson/Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called to assist, but the man died at the scene.
A police spokesman said it appeared the man had suffered a heart attack, which caused his car to run off the road and roll.
Emergency services remained at the scene late this afternoon as inquiries into the man's death continued.
- The Press
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