Woman killed in Rakaia crash

blairA bad start to the year on South Island roads took a turn for the worse last night when a 22-year-old Ashburton woman died in a horrific single vehicle crash just north of Rakaia at about 10.35pm.

Police and fire crews, including the Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade, were called to the scene shortly after 11pm and on arrival, found the deceased woman.
Last month a Tinwald man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck as he attempted a U-turn and there were several fatal accidents in the South Island at the weekend.
Last night’s crash occurred between the Rakaia River Bridge and Rakaia Rail Overbridge and the car was found in an irrigation ditch.