11 Aug 2017

Police name man killed in crash near Alexandra

7:45 pm on 11 August 2017

A man who died following a crash near Alexandra early this morning has been named as 19-year-old Ravineel Avikash Sharma.

Police said Mr Sharma, from Alexandra, was the front seat passenger in the vehicle which hit a tree around midnight.

The driver, a 19-year-old Ranfurly man, remained in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital.

The rear passenger, also 19, received minor injuries.

Police said speed and alcohol were significant factors being considered in the crash investigation.