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Police investigate fatal crash on the West Coast

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Source: New Zealand Police – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Police investigate fatal crash on the West Coast

Sunday, 13 August 2017 – 9:45pm

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating a fatal collision which has occurred on Lower Buller Gorge.

The driver was initially reported overdue at 10:40am this morning as he was expected to arrive in Westport last night.

Police searched the route and the car was found off the road and had collided with a tree.

The driver died at the scene. He was the only occupant of the car.

The road is open tonight but a closure will be in place tomorrow to allow a crane to remove the car.

While next of kin are being informed, no further information is available at this time.

ENDS

Police Media Centre

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