27 Nov 2012

Tourist charged over motorcyclists' deaths

6:59 pm on 27 November 2012

Police have charged a Chinese tourist in connection with the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Lindis Pass.

Grant John Roberts, 43, of Timaru and 54-year-old Dennis Michael Pederson from Tauranga died and a female pillion passenger remains in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital after colliding with a car in the North Otago pass on Monday.

Senior Sergeant Ian Kerrisk says a 20-year-old Chinese national has been charged with careless driving causing death.

She was expected to appear at the Alexandra District Court on Tuesday.

Police are appealing for the driver of a dark-coloured Nissan sedanfollowing a white stationwagon a short time before the crash about 2pm to come forward.