Australian dies in West Coast road accident

Saturday 9 June 2012, 7:12PM
By New Zealand Police


A 72 year old man from Adelaide in Australia has died as a result of a single vehicle crash on Friday evening about 20km south of Fox Glacier.

West Coast Police Senior Sergeant Tim Crawford said it appeared the man’s car had collided with the entrance to a single lane bridge. The car ended up in the Manakaiua River.

The accident was discovered by a passing motorist about midnight and the man was found deceased. He was the sol occupant of the vehicle.

Senior Sergeant Crawford said road conditions at the time were wet, but not icy.

A serious crash investigator is at the scene and Police have referred the matter to the Coroner.