Queenstown man dies in car accident


A 62-year-old Queenstown man has died after a car accident near Shotover Delta. 

The man was discovered in his vehicle in Shotover Gravel Pit, off Shotover Delta Road, at 8.30pm on Saturday night.    

Sergeant Kate Pirovano says: “He was the sole occupant of a vehicle towing a trailer which has veered off the road.

“He was located at 8.30pm near to the ponds down there. Further details will not be released until all his next of kin have been advised.”

Queenstown police confirmed no other vehicles were involved in the accident. A post mortem will be carried out today.

Two fire engines, St John Ambluance and police, including the serious crash unit from Invercargill, attended the scene.

Seven people have died on New Zealand roads over Labour weekend.