3 Mar 2017

Second man killed in Tasman crash named

5:07 pm on 3 March 2017

Police have named the second man who was killed in a crash on the Coastal Highway near Nelson earlier this week.

At least five people have been injured in a crash between Richmond and Mapua on the Coastal Highway in Tasman District

The scene of Monday's fatal crash Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

He was Kevin Gerard Whitburn, 69, from Christchurch.

Mr Whitburn and Nelson man Stephen Anthony Jayes were killed in Monday's crash involving a light truck, a four-wheel-drive towing a caravan, and a rental car.

Four others were injured.

On Wednesday police laid charges against an American tourist.

They said the 63-year-old man faced two charges of careless driving causing death and four charges of careless driving causing injury.

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