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A Car vs Truck leads to a fatality. Holiday traffic on SH1 becomes halted.
Tow truck preparing to tow away trailer holding wooden pellets, just outside Ohau, on SH1 (Manakau)
At around 2:00 pm on the 22nd of December, 2019; a car crossed the center line on a bridge near Manakau (Ohau), an oncoming truck had no choice but to swerve out of the way of the car but there was little time.
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A fatality was reported from the scene by Police (following a suspected medical event).
The truck driver had little to no injuries.
“The circumstances of the crash will be subject to investigation,” a police statement said.
“We have David on a flight home this evening to his family. Our thoughts and sympathies are with those involved. We thank our friends at Emmerson Transport for acting on our behalf and assisting on the scene.” said Alle McGrath (General Manager, People & Safety of Hilton Haulage Limited)