Name of Kaiapoi crash victim released

02:31, Jul 16 2013
Fatal crash scene near Kaiapoi
COLLISION: Rognvald Stuart Smith was killed in a crash near Kaiapoi on Monday.

Police have released the name of the man who died in a crash near Kaiapoi yesterday.

He was Rognvald Stuart Smith, 77, of Rangiora.

Smith was the driver and sole occupant of the car.

The three-vehicle collision happened at 1.35pm at the intersection of Giles Rd and Tram Rd, west of State Highway 1.

Police said yesterday that Smith had been travelling south in Giles Rd and had gone through a stop sign.

His car then collided with a westbound car in Tram Rd.

As Smith's car spun out, it was hit by a medium-sized truck travelling behind the other car.

The occupants of the two other vehicles were "all in shock and shaken" but uninjured, police said.


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