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Crash victim named

Police have released the name of one of two people killed after a car and bus collided near Kingston. Police this afternoon confirmed that 23-year-old American Spencer Jason Hom Dow was the person who was killed at the scene in the...

Crash raises safety fears

A "horrific" fatal crash near Kingston has fanned safety concerns regarding the tourist highway heading into the busy summer season. One person was killed and 10 injured, one critically, after a car and bus collided on State Highway 6 just...
Urgent action is needed to prevent another tragedy on the Kingston Road after an Indian man was killed in a car crash near the Devil's Staircase on Sunday. That's the view of residents and the boss of Southern Discoveries, operator...
Friends have paid heartfelt tributes to an Indian man "everyone loved", who was killed in a car crash near Queenstown. Loved-ones have confirmed that Harpreet Singh (25), originally from Punjab, died after his car collided with a Southern Discoveries bus...
Police say a car whose driver died when it collided with a tour bus near Queenstown yesterday morning may have been over the centre line. Emergency services responded to reports of the accident near the Devil's Staircase on State Highway...
In pain and bleeding, Queenstowner Dan Turner dragged himself out of his crashed ute and carried the tourist who had just hit him head-on away from her burning car. The 32-year-old, who was seriously injured in yesterday's early-morning crash, says...
A pilot killed in a fatal helicopter crash near Queenstown in 2015 failed to tell authorities or his employer he had been treated for a mental health condition only months earlier. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (Taic) said last week...
A crash near a Queenstown hotel left a motorcyclist with a badly broken leg and his daughter without a ticket to see Ed Sheeran, a court has heard. The victim was driving behind Irene Doyle on Arthurs Point Rd on...
"I'm Dave," I say, extending my hand. "Sorry," Xin Wu says, shaking mine. Then I tell him what it was like for me and my son two Sunday mornings ago when our cars crashed head-on. It's not your average restorative justice meeting....
The sisters of a Queenstown parapenter who died last month say they have been overwhelmed by support and are suffering "hug fatigue". GForce Paragliding pilot Ben Letham, 26, originally from Scotland, died on April 22 after crashing while on a solo recreational flight. One of his...

Horror smash claims one life

The woman killed in a head-on crash near Queenstown yesterday was a 49-year-old Australian, police say. The woman was killed and three people were seriously injured in the crash, on the Gibbston Highway, near the Crown Range turnoff, about 2.30pm. Senior...

Bungy staffers pitch in

A Queenstown tourism giant's staff helped at a crash scene yesterday. AJ Hackett Bungy staffers helped St John paramedics and fire volunteers attend to motorcyclists injured on State Highway 6 outside the bungy company’s Kawarau Bridge operation about 2pm yesterday. The...
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