Rangiora father-of-five died in crash

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Last updated 13:20 02/07/2014

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A man killed when his van plunged down a bluff in North Canterbury was a ''devoted and loving'' father of five children.

Shane Lovell Burbery, 38, was reported missing after he failed to arrive in Hanmer Springs.

A truck driver travelling on State Highway 7 saw skid marks leading off the road and discovered the van about 30 metres down a bluff between Culverdon and Hanmer Springs, about 6.50am on Monday.

Senior Constable Darrin Low said it appeared Burbery had lost control on a right-hand bend, about 2 kilometres south of Marble Point.

The crash may have happened three or four hours before it was discovered, Low said.

Burbery was confirmed dead at the scene.

A death notice in The Press said Burbery was a ''much loved partner of Carissa, devoted and loving dad of Summer, Shyla, Alexis, and Jordyn; and Savannah''.

A farewell service would be held in the Southbrook Community Club at 1pm on Friday.

Just weeks earlier another driver died in a crash on a stretch of State Highway 7, also between Hanmer Springs and Culverden.

Ngaire Khan, of Nelson, was driving one of two vehicles involved in a crash on June 16 and died later in Christchurch Hospital.

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